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Modesto Police Department News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Heather Graves, (209) 652-0514
Release Date: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 4:50:00 PM

Man Found Deceased in Canal


Release Date: September 11, 2013 

Modesto Police Department

Media Relations

Office of the Chief of Police

600 10th Street, Modesto, CA. 95354

Author: Heather Graves  


Man Found Deceased in Canal

MODESTO, CA – Modesto Police were called to a deceased male found in the canal at Briggsmore Avenue, west of McHenry Avenue.

On Wednesday September 11th, at about 6:43 A.M., a bicyclist riding on the Virginia Corridor saw what appeared to be a body in the canal.  Officers arrived on scene and confirmed the initial report. 

The victim has been identified as Marvin Rogers, 64-years-old, of Modesto.  It has been determined that the cause of death was drowning.

If you have any information regarding this incident 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.


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