Crime

August 6, 2014

Man sought in Riverbank slaying

Stanislaus County sheriff’s deputies have identified a suspect in the death of a Riverbank man Tuesday night.

Stanislaus County sheriff’s deputies have identified a suspect in the death of a Riverbank man Tuesday night.

Deputies were dispatched to a home in the 3700 block of Texas Avenue about 10:20 p.m., Sgt. Jon McQueary said. Upon arriving, they found a man dead in the front yard. The victim was partially clothed, Sheriff Adam Christianson said in a news release. He described the victim’s death as having taken place during an altercation.

The man, who was 59 years old, had a last known address in Riverbank and had been arrested on previous occasions, McQueary said. Authorities did not release his name pending notification of his family.

Detectives were looking for Isaac James Vaughn, 33 of Riverbank, whom they identified as a suspect in the case. Vaughn, a black male, is also known to use the name Daniel Cross, Christainson said. He is considered dangerous.

Deputies conducting a security check found a woman inside the home. She agreed to be taken to the Sheriff’s Department for an interview, but is not considered a suspect.

“We think she was the victim of another crime,” McQueary said.

An autopsy was performed Wednesday morning; though authorities determined the death was a homicide, they did not release the manner of death.

Several other people were at the house; authorities are looking to track them down and talk to them.

Investigators ask anyone with information about the case or the whereabouts of Isaac James Vaughn to call Detective Josh Sandoval at ( 209) 525-7073 or CrimeStoppers at ( 209) 521-4636.

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