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Modesto Police Department News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Ivan Valencia , (209) 595-0718
Release Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 12:00:00 AM

Body Found near Highway 99 off Ramp


City of Modesto

Police Department

Office of the Chief of Police

Saturday, May 17, 2014

2:30 p.m. - For Immediate Release

Author: Ivan Valencia


Body Found near Highway 99 off Ramp


MODESTO, CA – On Saturday, May 17, 2014, at approximately 8:40 a.m., officers were dispatched to investigate the report of a dead body found in an open field located on the 300 block of Tuolumne Blvd near the southbound Highway 99 Tuolumne off ramp.  


A resident called police after discovering what they believed to be a human body in an open field near their home. The caller said they smelled a foul odor and went outside to investigate where it was coming from. The smell led to an open field next to their house. When the caller got to the source of the smell he noticed what appeared to be a human body.


Detectives were called to the scene and determined the body was that of a male adult. Due to decomposition they were unable get an approximate age or race. The body was collected by the Stanislaus Coroner’s Office and an autopsy will be performed in an attempt to determine the cause of death. The body has not been identified at this time. The incident is being classified as a death investigation.


Police ask anyone who may have information regarding this incident to please call Crime Stoppers toll free 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.