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Pregnant woman identified as victim of homicide in Northern San Luis Obispo County

Rural Paso Robles man accused of double homicide

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, Calif. - A suspicious death investigation at a home near Lake Nacimiento in northern San Luis Obispo County is now being investigated as a double homicide. The victim was a woman who was nine-months pregnant.

She has been identified as Carrington Jane Broussard, 27, of Paso Robles. Both Broussard and her baby are deceased. 

The incident began Sunday morning following a string of strange incidents in San Luis Obispo County.

California Highway Patrol responded to a disabled vehicle on Highway 46 near York Mountain Road.  The driver of the vehicle, identified as Daniel Raul Rodriguez Johnson, 31, of Paso Robles, had abandoned the vehicle he had been driving, with a 2-year-old girl and a 4-year-old girl left inside. Those two girls were handed off to family members. They were identified as Broussard's daughters.

Rodriguez Johnson then stole a CHP vehicle and led officers on a chase.

He was eventually stopped and arrested after officers use non-lethal bean bags to subdue him.

Law enforcement later searched the suspect's home and found the grisly scene. Broussard was stabbed multiple times according to the authorities.

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office says a motive is unclear at this time. 

Rodriguez-Johnson was booked into jail on suspicion of auto theft, evading, obstructing officers, child endangerment and driving under the influence. His bond was set at $1,000,000.

SLO sheriff says they plan to request two additional charges of homicide be filed with the District Attorney's Office 


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