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Man Found Dead in Reedley Orchard — Homicide Investigation Underway
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By Anthony W. Haddad
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July 9, 2024

A man was found dead in a Reedley orchard with injuries indicating homicide, prompting a Fresno County Sheriff's Office investigation. (GV Wire Composite/Paul Marshall)

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Authorities are investigating the death of a man found in a Reedley orchard on Sunday evening.

Dispatchers received a call reporting a possibly injured man near the intersection of Buttonwillow and Springfield avenues.

Reedley police officers and emergency medical personnel found the man dead in the orchard and determined he had injuries consistent with homicide.

The victim has been identified as Santos Rios Ventura, 46.

Being in county jurisdiction, detectives from the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office responded.

The investigation is ongoing, and no arrests have been made at this time.

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Authorities are urging anyone with additional information to contact Sheriff’s detectives Oscar Iniguez at (559) 600-8201, Jesse Gloria at (559) 600-8217, or Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-7867. Information can also be submitted anonymously at www.valleycrimestoppers.org, and tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward. Please reference case #24-7484.

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Anthony W. Haddad, who graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with his undergraduate degree and has an MBA at Fresno State, is the Swiss Army knife of GV Wire. He writes stories, manages social media, and represents the organization on the ground.

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