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Second victim identified in Hughson homicide; questions remain

POSTED October 7, 2011 9:14 p.m.

The second man found inside a burned vehicle in Hughson has been identified, but little information about the double homicide has been released.

The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department identified the second man as 19-year-old Camilo Angulo of Hughson. The first victim was previously identified as Guillermo Zavala Guitron, 19.

The two 19-year-olds were found Sept. 4 in a Toyota that had been set on fire and left in an orchard near E. Hatch and Charles roads in Hughson.

The remains were burned beyond recognition and investigators had to use DNA samples to confirm the men’s identities, said sheriff spokesman Sgt. Anthony Bejaran.

The fire burned so intensely it left melted pieces of the Toyota in the orchard.

The sheriff’s department has confirmed the men are victims of a homicide, but have released no further information, including the cause of death for either man.

Detectives are pursuing various avenues of investigation, including the possibility the homicide was gang-related.

Anyone with information about this case can contact Detective Jon McQueary at 525-7099.  Callers can also leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at 521-4636.  Tipsters can also e-mail tips at http://www.modestopolice.com/CrimeStoppers, or text them to CRIMES (274637) by typing "Tip704" plus the message and be eligible for a cash reward.

To contact Sabra Stafford, e-mail sstafford@turlockjournal.com or call 634-9141 ext. 2002.

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