William Ashley, 12/14/2008

12/17/2008 5:41 PM

12/17/2008 10:41 PM

Name: William Ashley

Synopsis: Authorities found Ashley, 55, dead in a west Modesto home Sunday. He had been shot to death along with two dogs. Firefighters found Ashley and the dogs about 11:30 a.m. in a home in the 1500 block of Victoria Drive. Emergency workers were called to the home after two people reported that a man inside was possibly not breathing. Firefighters forced their way inside and found Ashley. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Motivation: Unknown

Suspect: No one has been named.

Authorities ask anyone with information about this homicide to call Detective Ken Hedrick at 525-7083 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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