Crime

Body found in Delta-Mendota Canal near Patterson

FILE PHOTO — A patrol car from the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department
FILE PHOTO — A patrol car from the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department

Stanislaus County sheriff’s officials on Monday retrieved a body found in the Delta Mendota Canal near Patterson.

The body was spotted in the canal just south of Marshall Road, just east of Ward Avenue. There were no further details about the discovery of the body available.

Authorities said the case was being turned over to the Manteca Police Department for investigation. It wasn’t immediately clear why Manteca Police would be handling the matter; calls to the department were not returned.



Rosalio Ahumada writes news stories about criminal court cases in Stanislaus County for The Modesto Bee, issues related to immigration and immigrant communities and breaking news related to crime and public safety. From time to time, he covers the Modesto City Council meetings. He has worked as a news reporter in the Northern San Joaquin Valley since 2004.
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