Santa Maria police see huge decrease in number of missing person – KSBY.com

In November 2015, a KSBY investigation found the Santa Maria Police Department had a staggering 155 unsolved missing persons cases, the highest number of such cases of any law enforcement agency in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties.

Now, Police Chief Ralph Martin says those numbers have dropped significantly, to fewer than 100.

“A number of people have come forward and told us that either the missing person was found and returned home, might be incarcerated, or living in a different state,” Martin said.

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