Two held after body found in pickup near San Joaquin refuge

10/04/2012 12:23 AM

10/04/2012 12:25 AM

Two people were detained after authorities found a dead man in the bed of a pickup truck during a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon on Highway 132 west of the San Joaquin National Wildlife Refuge, The Record newspaper of Stockton reported.

Authorities found the body in a sleeping bag and ruled the death as suspicious even though no visible signs of trauma were present. The cause of death for the man will be determined after an autopsy, according to the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department.

The two people inside the truck stopped at East Highway 132 and South Welty Road are being questioned, and an investigation is ongoing. The man's identity will be released after his family is notified.

Editor's Choice Videos

Join the Discussion

The Modesto Bee is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service