Deputies investigate a suspicious death in Merced County

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A suspicious death investigation is underway Wednesday afternoon in Merced County, according to the sheriff’s office.

The investigation is at Cressey Way and Mercedes Avenue in Winton. Sheriff’s deputies say they located a body near a canal. 

They got a call from a bystander around 12:30 p.m. who spotted the body while driving through the fields. The bystander pulled over and immediately called law enforcement.

The Merced County Sheriff’s Office is investigating this a homicide. 

They are asking those nearby to refrain from traveling in the area.

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