Homicide detectives with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office have arrested 41 year old Miguel Luis Gutierrez Jr. of Fresno County.
He has been booked into the Fresno County Jail for murder. The Fresno County District Attorney’s Office has formally filed charges against Gutierrez Jr.
On Sunday, August 6th, detectives received information Miguel Gutierrez Jr. was in Ceres, CA. Detectives coordinated efforts with the Ceres Police Department to try and locate him. Utilizing an arrest warrant on file, officers found Gutierrez Jr. outside a motel in their city and took him into custody. He was later turned over to the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office.
Shortly after 10:30 am on Tuesday, August 1st, a homeowner reported finding a man in their garage who was possibly deceased. Deputies arrived at the home on S. Blythe, just south of W. Clayton Ave. (Between Easton and Raisin City). They found the man was in fact dead.
The victim did not live at the home, but the property owner did know him. He has been identified as 39 year old Ismael Orlando Herrera Jr., who was living homeless in the areas of Caruthers and Riverdale. Detectives later determined Miguel Gutierrez Jr. was responsible for his death.
Although an arrest has been made, if you have additional information on this case you are asked to please contact Detective Jesse Gloria at (559) 600-8217 or Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-7867, www.valleycrimestoppers.org You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward. Reference case #23-8858.