MERCED COUNTY, CA – On Tuesday April 12, 2016 during the morning hours the Merced County Sheriff’s Office was called to investigate the discovery of human remains in an area Southwest of the City of Merced.
When investigators from the Sheriff’s Office arrived it was confirmed that the remains were that of a human. It has since been confirmed that the body is male believed to be Hispanic or Caucasian. We believe that the male subject could have been between 40 and 60 years of age.
There was no identification found on the body. He is unidentified at this point. We are handling the investigation as a suspicious death. We are asking anyone with information to contact the Sheriff’s investigation division at 209-385-7472.