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Modesto Police Department News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Sgt Rick Applegate ,
Release Date: Friday, March 1, 2013, 12:00:00 AM

Body found in river


Release Date: March 1, 2013 

Modesto Police Department

Media Relations

Office of the Chief of Police

600 10th Street, Modesto, Ca. 95354

Author: Sergeant Rick Applegate


Body found in river 


Modesto, CA – Detectives are investigating a suspicious death after a body was found in the Tuolumne River late last night. 


A 911 caller reported seeing the body in the river between the 7th Street Bridge and Highway 99.  Officers arrived and recovered the unidentified decomposing body.  The body was transported to the coroner’s facility and an autopsy will be performed later this morning.    


If you have any information regarding this incident please call Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward. Tipsters can also text information to Crime Stoppers by sending a text message to 274637.  Just type “TIP704” along with your message.