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Hilmar homicide victim identified

Hilmar homicide victim identified

The sheriff’s department is looking for any tips regarding the death of Israel Gutierrez.

POSTED April 13, 2018 8:42 p.m.

The Merced County Sheriff’s Department has officially classified the death of a man found alongside a Hilmar road a homicide.

The victim was identified by the sheriff’s department at Israel Gutierrez, 34, of Modesto.

Around 1 p.m. April 4, a motorist spotted a man lying on the ground alongside the shoulder of Williams Avenue, about 100 yards from Lander Avenue in Hilmar.

The sheriff’s department responded to the scene and found Gutierrez with a mortal gunshot wound.

The sheriff’s department is looking for any tips regarding the death and ask that anyone with information call Major Crimes Detective Victoria Bonilla at 564-0407. Callers may remain anonymous.

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