75-year-old man found shot near Reedley identified

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Fresno County Sheriff’s have identified 75-year-old Andres Cardenas of Dinuba as the man found shot and killed in a Reedley orchard.

The Fresno County Sheriff’s said around 7:30 pm on March 23rd, deputies were dispatched to a plum orchard for a report of an injured person near Springfield Ave and  Alta Ave.

When deputies arrived they found a man dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

Detectives said they learned from family members that Cardenas was last seen alive sometime between the hours of 12:00 pm and 7:00 pm on Saturday. Cardenas had served as a farm worker for more than 20 years and was most recently helping perform small jobs on his family’s ranch, where he was found deceased. A motive for his murder has not been determined.

Detectives are also asking the public to contact them if they have any surveillance cameras located along Alta and Springfield Avenues, as well as roads surrounding the area. This includes Manning, Crawford, Dinuba and Englehart Avenues. Anyone with information on this case is asked to please contact Sheriff’s Detective Juan Galindo at (559) 600-8215.

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