The County Coroner’s Office has identified the man found dead by the side of the road in rural Paso Robles.
The Sheriff’s Department reported finding a man’s body April 17 near Hwy 46 and Estrella Road in the Whitley Gardens area east of Paso Robles. Detectives and deputies immediately began an investigation that led to the discovery of an abandoned car about 5 miles away believed to be connected to the man’s body, according to Sheriff’s spokesman Tony Cipolla. He added that the death did not appear suspicious.
A few days later they identified the body as that of Adrian Reyna, 47 of Wasco, Calif., a small Kern County farming town northwest of Bakersfield and due east of Paso Robles.
An autopsy was to be done on Reyna to determine why he died, but the Sheriff’s Department reiterated that no foul play was suspected.