Modesto man, 32, identified as fatal stabbing victim

09/13/2012 6:11 PM

09/14/2012 12:27 AM

A 32-year-old Modesto man was identified as the fatal stabbing victim whose body was discovered in an alley just north of the Modesto Senior Citizens Center.

Police got a 911 call at 1:50 p.m. on Wednesday from a passer-by who saw the body of Jimmy Espinoza, according to Modesto police spokesman Lt. Rick Armendariz, who did not know how long the man had been dead.

Preliminary examination has determined that Espinoza died from at least one stab wound. Homicide detectives and crime scene investigators have processed the scene and continue to interview witnesses in order to determine what led to Espinoza's death.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636. Callers can remain anonymous and are eligible for a cash reward. Tipsters can also text information to Crime Stoppers by sending a text message to 274637. Just type "TIP704" along with the message.

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