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Saturday vigil honors Oceano murder victim one year later

Naja Hill
The one year anniversary of Larry Bross's murder will be marked with a vigil held in his honor Saturday night at 5pm on Pier Ave at Oceano Beach.

OCEANO, Calif. - One year ago today a 90-year-old Oceano resident Larry Bross was found murdered in his home. Detectives are still trying to find the killer.

A Vigil in honor of Bross will be held at Oceano Beach at the main drive on area on Pier Ave tomorrow at 5 p.m.

Bross was an educator and community man loved by many in his neighborhood.

The anniversary of his death has been difficult for Larry Bross's family as they remember him.

His daughter cried as she remembered her father. She told KCOY that she is humbled by the Oceano community's support and has faith that the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office is doing everything it can to find the killer.

Bross was stabbed and beaten in his home one year ago.

He was found by a neighbor who became concerned after not seeing him for a few days and called authorities to do a welfare check. The murder shocked the Oceano community.

Detectives have continued to search for the killer since then, but have not announced an update in many months.

“We just want to make sure people don't forget who Larry is. He was a pioneer. He has been here for 50 years. He was a real environmentalist and activist. He was just a good guy and we feel bad that someone that hasn’t been caught yet took his life,” said Larry Bross's neighbor Bob Lyga.

The SLO County Sheriffs office released a statement to KCOY saying:
“We can’t comment on active investigations, but we are actively investigating the homicide of Larry Bross and remain committed to finding the person or persons responsible for his death.”

Community members said all are welcome to the vigil.

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