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City of Modesto, California News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Heather Graves, (209) 652-0514
Release Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 9:30 PM

Body Found in North Modesto Canal


Release Date: April 24, 2014 

Modesto Police Department

Media Relations

Office of the Chief of Police

600 10th Street, Modesto, CA. 95354

Author: Heather Graves  


MODESTO, CA – Modesto Police were called to investigate a deceased male found in the canal on W. Briggsmore Avenue at Joaquin Street.

This afternoon at about 2:44 PM, a pedestrian walking along the canal bank discovered a body in the water and immediately called police.  Emergency crews arrived on scene and confirmed the male found was deceased. 

Detectives were able to identify the victim as 60-year-old Randall Cummans of Modesto.  The circumstances behind the cause of death are still under investigation; however, it does not appear foul play was involved. 

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 may also text information to Crime Stoppers at 274637.  Just type “TIP704” along with your message.


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