Fresno sheriff needs help locating family of dead homeless man

FRESNO, CALIFORNIA - The Fresno County Sheriff – Coroner’s Office needs the public’s help locating relatives of a homeless man who died on Nov. 15.

Francisco Chavez Salinas, 64, died at Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno last month.

He was 5-foot-6 and 130 pounds.

Staff have searched numerous personal records, but their attempts to find his relatives have been unsuccessful, the Sheriff's Office said. Locating immediate family members is a necessary process in order for the Coroner’s Unit to release the body and allow the person to have a proper burial.

Anyone with information should call (559) 600-3400, or email the deputy coroner handling this case at

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