Body found inside vacant home with trauma wounds


The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office is investigating whether foul play is involved in the death of a man after a body was found inside a vacant home.

Someone discovered the body Sunday afternoon at a home on Willow Avenue just South of Jensen.

Detectives are now piecing together whether or not this was a violent crime. 

Authorities have not ruled out the possibility that this could become a homicide investigation. 

Officials said on Sunday, a man who was searching for scrap metal entered a vacant home and found the body in a bed covered with blankets.  

Investigators said the body had signs of trauma. 

It was an asian man, in his late twenties, early thirties. 

Officials said there are a handful of other people possibly squatters living in various homes on the property near where the body was found. 

All are being questioned. 

“Has some trauma to the body, it’s undetermined right now if it’s a suspicious death, so we have homicide detectives are here, they’re going to go in and start the investigation to determine whether or not it was natural or some kind of homicide,” said Sgt. Quintin Hawkins with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office. 

Officials advice vacant home owners to check on it regularly so if there is someone staying in there law enforcement can address the issue immediately. 

Right now they’re working to notify the property owner. 

Officials added that the body had probably been inside the home anywhere from 24 to 36 hours. 

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