Modesto police were investigating a homicide after a tree trimmer reported finding a man sitting dead in a vehicle Monday morning in the parking lot of the McHenry Avenue shopping center that contains Hobby Lobby.
The report was called in about 10:45 a.m., said Lt. Kelly Scott. “We were not able to confirm how he died until about 1600ish (4 p.m.),” Police Chief Galen Carroll said in an email. He did not identify a cause of death.
No additional information, including approximate age of the victim, was available, Scott said, saying the investigation is “very fresh.”
The shopping center is 2801 McHenry. The victim was found in the south end of the parking lot.