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Santa Maria police says discovered burned body was suicide


On Tuesday, the Santa Maria Police Department said they have determined the suspicious body discovered in the 500 block of W. Foster Road Sunday afternoon was a suicide.

The body of a woman was reportedly set on fire, and police were initially treating the death as "suspicious."

While no other details about the case were given, the police department said no foul play is involved and are turning the investigation over to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office.



The Santa Maria Police Department is investigating a human body that was reportedly set on fire Sunday afternoon.

The initial call came in at around 12:45 p.m. on the 500 block of West Foster Road in Santa Maria.

Police say a white female woman was dead at the scene when they arrived. Details are limited but police are investigating the incident as suspicious.

The incident occurred near Santa Maria County Mental Health Services.

No further details were immediately known. We will update this story when new information becomes available.

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