Monterey County

Monterey County Sheriff's deputies identify body found in Aromas Friday

AROMAS, Calif. - The Monterey County Sheriff's Office has identified the man whose body was found in Aromas Friday morning as Francisco Macario Diaz.

The 45-year-old Diaz, described as being transient, was released from Santa Cruz County Jail on Aug. 20.

His body was found just before 8 a.m. on Aug. 22 in some brush off the roadway of the 700 block of Carpenteria Road. Deputies were called to the scene and determined he'd been shot.

The Sheriff's Department is asking anyone who traveled through that area between Aug. 21 and 7:45 a.m. on Aug. 22 and might have seen something to contact them at 888-833-4847.

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