- Associated Press - Thursday, May 12, 2016

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) - Ventura County officials are investigating a transient’s death as a homicide after his body was found in the Santa Clara river bottom.

Forty-nine-year-old Kenneth Sleiertin was discovered dead Sunday with a gunshot wound.

The Ventura County Star reported Wednesday (http://bit.ly/220bthJ) that shortly before the body was found, authorities responded to reports of gunshots in the area.

Sheriff’s officials say detectives are interviewing potential witnesses, including residents of a nearby homeless encampment.

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Information from: Ventura County Star, http://venturacountystar.com

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