Person of interest named in cold case homicide


COUNTY — San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office detectives found new information leading to the naming of a person of interest in a North County cold case from 2009.

Jerry Greer, 71, was found dead in March 28, 2009 in his home on the 2000 block of Santa Rita Road in Templeton, the Sheriff’s Office reported. Greer’s body was discovered inside the home by family members. His death was deemed a homicide.

The case has been thoroughly investigated since that time and as a result of the Sheriff's Office Cold Case Investigation Unit was able to reveal a person of interest in the murder of Greer.

At approximately 12:45 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16, Sheriff’s detectives interviewed Brian Scott Greer and served a search warrant for his residence on the 1900 block of Fieldstone CIrcle in Paso Robles. Brian Greer is the son of Jerry Greer.

Sheriff’s detectives are not commenting further on what evidence they have in the case or why they believe Brian Greer is a person of interest. Brian Greer is a retired state correctional officer and detectives are asking those who have worked with Brian Greer or who have information on the murder of Jerry Greer to contact the Detective Division at 805-781-4500.

No further information is available at this time.

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