Police identify homicide victim found near offramp in Modesto
06/02/2014 10:16 AM
06/02/2014 9:00 PM
Modesto police on Monday released the identity of a man whose body was found near a Highway 99 offramp last month as Salvador Rodriguez, 24.
Family members last saw Rodriguez, who lived in Modesto, on May 1. He was wearing a gray T-shirt, black pants and black high-top Circa brand skater shoes, Modesto police spokeswoman Heather Graves said in a news release. His body was found May 17 in an open field on the bank northwest of the Tuolumne Boulevard exit off Highway 99.
Investigators have ruled the case a homicide but are not releasing information on how Rodriguez was killed.
Sgt. Ivan Valencia previously said the victim likely had been dead at least two weeks when his body was found. Police could not identify him right away because his body was badly decomposed.
Investigators would like to hear from anyone who may have seen Rodriguez on or after May 1.
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