Autopsy Gives Insight Into What Killed Transient

Assault Not a Factor in Sandra McFarlane’s Death

Results of an autopsy performed on the body of Sandra McFarlane - the 45-year-old transient woman who was found dead near the Milpas Street roundabout Wednesday morning - have ruled out the possibility that she may have died as a result of a physical attack she suffered a week prior. McFarlane was reportedly released from Cottage Hospital on July 26 after being assaulted by a subject who was later arrested by Santa Barbara Police, but that incident seems to have no connection with her death. The results of a pending toxicology examination may further clarify what killed McFarlane.

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