A call that came in as a check-the-welfare last week is being investigated as a homicide by Sheriff's detectives. On Thursday, July 15, 2021 at approximately 2:35 p.m., deputies were dispatched to the 600-block of N. La Cumbre road to check the welfare of a subject.
At approximately 2:20 p.m. on July 17, 2021, custody staff at the Santa Barbara County Main Jail conducting routine security checks discovered 35-year-old Kean Ardie San Juan Pinon of Santa Maria unresponsive in his housing unit.
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