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Human remains found off Highway 1 in Morro Bay identified

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office has identified the human remains found along Highway 1 and Morro Bay Boulevard in Morro Bay back in June.

The remains, including what appeared to be a human skull, were discovered by a Cal Trans worker who was performing routine landscaping on June 20.

The SLO Sheriff’s Office says the remains are that of Gregory Paul Schweickert.

Schweickert, born Dec. 25, 1948, was a transient who was last known in the Tucson, Arizona area.

The remains were examined by a forensic anthropologist and the case was submitted to the California Department of Justice Lab for DNA profiling.

Based on the length of time the remains are believed to have been at that location, the official cause of death is listed as undetermined. The Sheriff’s Office said there was no evidence of a traumatic injury or significant disease.

The last known point of contact law enforcement had with Schweickert was in 2016 with the Morro Bay Police Department. It is possible his remains may have been alongside Highway 1 for up to three years.

A homeless encampment was found in the area, but it’s unclear if the remains were related to the camp.

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office said Schweickert’s family has been notified of his death.

KEYT 2019

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