The death of a 59-year-old man in a Turlock neighborhood on Saturday marked the seventh homicide to happen in the area this year.
The deceased was identified by the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department as Rudy Yvanes. He was found dead with a gunshot wound to his upper body, according to the sheriff’s department.
The discovery was made around 9:15 p.m. Saturday in the 200 block of I Street in Turlock. Deputies were dispatched to the location after someone found the deceased man in the front yard of a vacant property. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Detectives responded and processed the crime scene and interviewed witnesses. The vacant property is a hang-out for homeless people and detectives are looking for anyone that may have information on this homicide to come forward, said sheriff spokesman Sgt. Anthony Bejaran. There is no suspect information at this time.
The fatal shooting made for the seventh homicide to have occurred in Turlock this year. Five of the cases have happened outside of the city limits and are being investigated by the sheriff’s department. The other two occurred within the city limits and are being investigated by the Turlock Police Department. All the cases remain open and no suspect information has been released in any of the homicides.
On Jan. 29, the burned remains of Juan Carlos Ledesma-Infante, 39, of Stockton were found in a vehicle in the 5300 block of Griffin Road, between Taylor and Keyes roads. That case was assigned to the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department.
On Feb. 9, the Turlock Police Department began an investigation into the fatal shooting of Javier Manuel Zuniga, 46, of Turlock, who was shot to death at the Venice Motel at 1114 N. Golden State Blvd.
On June 15, Joga Shergill, 54, of Turlock was shot to death and found in a dirt lot in the area of W. Glenwood and Lander avenues. The case is being investigated by the Turlock Police Department.
On July 25, Norberto Martinez, 36, of Turlock was found shot to death in the 1500 block of Golf Road. The homicide is being investigated by the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department.
On Aug. 1, Gregory Mendoza, 29, of Turlock died from injuries he sustained in an attack in the 100 block of West F Street. The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the death.
On Aug. 26, Victor Enriquez, 27, of Turlock was found shot to death in the 100 block of Simmons Road. The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the death.
Anyone with information about the shooing on I Street is asked to call Detective Adam Rodriguez at 525-7093.