Saturday, July 30th, 2016

DNA Analysis Required To Confirm ID Of Deceased Pilot

DNA-AnalysisDue to the extent of the victim's injuries suffered in a plane crash in San Luis Obispo on 6-24-13, the Coroner's Unit of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office is unable to make a positive identification.  

As a result, coroner's investigators will utilize a Department of Justice lab for DNA analysis to confirm the identity of the pilot. Results are not expected for several weeks. An autopsy is planned for later this week.

The victim’s family believes the pilot may have been 44-year-old Scott Metzger of SLO.