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Victim identified in Turlock homicide

The search continues for the man and woman suspected of gunning down a Turlock man outside a motel on Jan. 29.

The victim has been identified by the Turlock Police Department as Ralph Vigil, 51.

Vigil was found with at least one gunshot wound at the Venice Motel at 1114 N. Golden State Blvd. shortly after 10 p.m. Jan. 29.

Turlock Police officers were on the scene within a minute of the call reporting the shooting. Vigil was rushed to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Detectives determined Vigil was shot by a man and woman who fled the scene in the immediate aftermath of the shooting.

There is no description available on either suspect at this time.

Turlock Police Detectives ask that anyone with any information to call Detective Frank Navarro at (209) 664-7319. You can also contact the Turlock Police Department’s Tip Line at (209) 668-5550 extension 6780 or email at

The Turlock Police Department is an active participant in the Crime Stoppers Program. Callers can leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 and may be eligible for a cash reward.