Matthew Wilson, 11/3/2008

December 2, 2008 

Matthew David Wilson

Police found 44-year-old Matthew D. Wilson's body Nov. 3 in a north Modesto apartment. They are investigating whether his death was a homicide.

UNKNOWN — DMV

Name: Matthew Wilson

Synopsis: Wilson, 44, of Modesto was discovered about 3:30 a.m. in the 3700 block of Bridgeford Lane. He had been socializing with a group of men in an apartment on Bridgeford. Some of them, including the victim, walked to another apartment, where a fight took place. Police said Wilson participated, but they have not determined whether he was a victim or an instigator. After the fight, police say, Wilson appeared to go to sleep. Someone checked on him later and found he was not breathing. His cause of death was strangulation, according to the coroner's office.

Motivation: Fight

Suspect: No one has been arrested.

Authorities ask anyone with information about this homicide to call the Modesto Police Department at 572-9500 or Crime Stoppers at 521-4636. Tipsters can e-mail tips on the Crime Stoppers Web site, or text them to CRIMES (274637) by typing "Tip704" plus the message. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.

If you would like to submit photos of this victim or have other information to share, please email homicides@modbee.com.

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