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Arrest Made In Murder Of 90-Year-Old Central Coast Man


Still No Word On Motive

Detectives say they’ve use DNA evidence to positively identify a suspect and make an arrest for a brutal murder two years ago on the Central Coast.

Lawrence Albert Bross was found beaten to death at his beachfront home in Ocean. Investigators say the 90-year-old man was attacked with a weapon like a hammer.

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s detectives say they arrested David James Krause for the January, 2019 killing. The 41-year-old Grover Beach man was already in the county’s jail on an unrelated charge when he was arrested.

Detectives aren’t talking about what they think the motive was for the murder of the retired teacher.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.