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Update: Arrest made in Paso Robles stabbing case 

Fausto Ortega Maldonado

Fausto Ortega Maldonado.

Update posted Aug. 26

–Fausto Ortega Maldonado, a 28-year-old Paso Robles man, has been arrested on suspicion of murdering 20-year-old Primitivo Pacheco Ortega, according to repots. The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office held a press conference about the update today.

Ortega Maldonado was already being held at the San Luis Obispo County Jail on suspicion of an unrelated crime when he was arrested, reports say. Further details will be posted as received.

 

Update posted July 23

Update: Body of 20-year-old Paso Robles man had multiple stab wounds, police say

 

–On July 7 at approximately 6:45 a.m., the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office was contacted regarding a possible body spotted on the side of the roadway off of Estrella Road near Hog Canyon in rural Paso Robles. Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the scene and found a deceased Hispanic male who has been identified as 20-year-old Primitivo Pacheco Ortega from the Paso Robles/San Miguel area.

Sheriff’s Detectives have now determined this is a homicide investigation. The victim was located deceased with multiple stab wounds.

The investigation is continuing. No further information is available at this time.

Primitivo Pacheco Ortega

Primitivo Pacheco Ortega.

Update posted July 9

Update: Authorities identify man found dead in rural Paso Robles

–The deceased male found in rural Paso Robles has been identified as 20-year-old Primitivo Pacheco Ortega from the Paso Robles/San Miguel area.

 

Suspicious death being investigated in rural Paso Robles

Original story posted July 8

–On Sunday at approximately 6:45 a.m., the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office was contacted regarding a possible body spotted on the side of the roadway off of Estrella Rd. near Hog Canyon in rural Paso Robles. Sheriff’s deputies responded and found a deceased Hispanic male. Sheriff’s Detectives are conducting a suspicious death investigation at this time.

If you have any information regarding this suspicious death, please contact the Sheriff’s Office at (805) 781-4550. Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers by calling (805) 549-STOP (7867) or through their website: www.slotips.org.

No further information is available at this time.

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News staff of the Paso Robles Daily News wrote and edited this story from local contributors and press releases. Scott Brennan is the publisher of this newspaper and founder of Access Publishing. Connect with him on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, or follow his blog. He can be reached at scott@pasoroblesdailynews.com.