Ryan Chartrand

The body of a Grover Beach man was discovered at the base of a cliff in Pismo Beach Monday, according to Pismo Beach police. The body was identified as 34-year-old Jude Moersdorf, whose vehicle had been abandoned in the Pelican Point restaurant parking lot.

Moersdorf’s ex-wife had filed a missing persons report Monday morning that stated he had not been seen since March 1, which prompted the search. Police are investigating, and there are no signs of foul play, although police said the incident appears to be a suicide.

A weekend search for the missing Cayucos woman proved fruitless. Dorothy Autrey, 84, was reported missing Feb. 21. The San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Department is conducting an investigation and searched Autrey’s home for possible evidence of foul play in addition to air and ground searches. No suspects have been named in the case.

William Meredith Harvel died in the San Luis Obispo County Jail Sunday after being found unresponsive during a bed check. Harvel, 73, was being held for allegedly firing rounds of his shotgun inside his trailer in an Oceano trailer park. He hit other homes in the area and was taken into custody after a stand-off March 18.

He was cleared for incarceration by paramedics on the scene. Sunday, Harvel had just completed a psychiatric evaluation and was staying in a special medical cell when he died. CPR was attemped for 20 minutes after he was found unresponsive.

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