Man found dead in Tulare County canal identified

TULARE COUNTY, California - The man found dead in a Tulare County canal on Friday has been identified.

David Wurtsmith, 46, of Lindsay, was found in the Friant Kern Canal in the area of Avenue 144, east of Road 208.

The dive team along with the Tulare County Fire Department retrieved Wurtsmith from the canal.

The case is being investigated as a homicide by the Sheriff Department's Violent Crimes Unit.

Anyone with information should call Detective McBride or Sergeant Heiden at the Sheriff's Office at (559) 733-6218. People can remain anonymous by calling or texting (559) 725-4194 or through email at tcso@tipnow.com.


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