A woman recently found deceased in a Fresno County field has been identified as 31 year old Elise Ruiz of Clovis.

Around 9:45 am on October 21, a farm worker was tending to an almond orchard located on Sycamore Ave., just south of Ashlan Ave. in Kerman.  While in one of the rows, the worker discovered a deceased person.  A report was made to the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded to the orchard and confirmed it to be a human body.  Homicide detectives and members of our Crime Scene Unit responded and took over the investigation.     

Detectives are working to learn more about Ruiz’ background.  No arrests have been made in this homicide case.

Anyone with information that may help to solve this case is asked to contact Detective Jesse Gloria at 559-600-8217.  You may also contact Valley Crime Stoppers (559) 498-7867 or www.valleycrimestoppers.org  You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Contact Information

Tony Botti
Public Information Officer
(559) 600-8137