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Body Found On Central Coast Identified As That Of Missing Woman

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A body found in a Central Coast creek bed has been positively identified as that of a woman who disappeared in January.

San Luis Obispo Police say the remains found March 25th in Prefumo Canyon are those of Kristen Marti.

She was last seen in the area January 9th. After efforts to find her during the last two months were unsuccessful, detectives organized a search of the canyon area last month involving some dozens of people, and search dogs. It led to the discovery of the body.

While detectives have confirmed her identity, they aren’t releasing details on the cause of death. They are looking for a mid-90’s red Chevy Blazer which was seen in the area the day the woman disappeared.

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. 
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