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Around 7:45 am on January 23, 2022, deputies were dispatched to a call of an injured person in a field.

This was located near the intersection of S. Monroe and W. Harlan Avenues in Riverdale. The deputy was directed to a specific area of a pistachio orchard and found a deceased man.

Homicide detectives with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene and began an investigation. The victim was later identified as 33 year old Jose Julian Urrutia of Coalinga. His suffered injuries consistent with a homicide. Detectives have reviewed evidence, but are unable to identify any suspects.

If you have information that can help aid this investigation, please contact Detective Richard Antunez at (559) 600-8221. You may also contact Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-7867, www.valleycrimestoppers.org  You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward. Reference case #22-888.

Jose Julian Urrutia


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Tony Botti
Public Information Officer
(559) 600-8137
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