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4/15/16 - The Coroner’s Office has released the name of the victim in this case.  He is Valente Lopez Aguirre, 58, of Kerman.

4/14/16 - Just before 3:00 pm on Thursday, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received a call regarding a body found in a canal.

Deputies responded to the area of Barstow and Floyd, north of Biola, and located a middle-aged Hispanic man lying in a dry canal.

Farm workers planting trees in the area discovered the man’s body as they walked along the canal bank.  Homicide detectives and members of the Crime Scene Unit interviewed witnesses and collected evidence.

It’s unknown how long the man’s body had been in the canal.  It has not been determined if any foul play is involved in this case.

The Coroner’s Office is scheduling an autopsy for the victim.  The process should provide them with his identity and a cause of death.

Anyone with additional information on this case should call the Fresno County Sheriff’s Dispatch Center at (559) 600-3111 or Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-STOP (7867).  You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a $1,000 cash reward.


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Tony Botti
Public Information Officer
(559) 600-8137
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