Location: Road 100 South of Avenue 264

Incident Date: 10/18/16

Incident Time: 10:55am

Case Number: 16-13150

City: Tulare

Posted by: Dispatch


Lila Gentile 59 year old Resident of Tulare 

On October 25, 2016 Detectives with the Tulare County Sheriff's Office preformed an examination of Lila Gentile who was found deceased in a canal near Road 100 and Ave 264 in Tulare on Oct. 18, 2016.  

Upon conclusion of the examination, investigators determined no foul play was involved and the case has been referred to the Coroner's Office.  




Lila Gentile, 59 year old Resident of Visalia 

On October 20, 2016, Detectives with the Tulare County Sheriff's Office identified the deceased female found Oct. 18 in the canal near Road 100 and Ave 264 as Lila Gayle Gentile, a 59 year old resident of Visalia. The case is still under investigation pending an autopsy. 


Original press release:

10-18-16 10:55am


On the above date and time Tulare County Sheriff Deputies were dispatched to the area of Rd 100/ Ave 264 in the outskirts of the city of Tulare regarding an unresponsive female in the area.  Deputies arrived at the scene and located the female who displayed no signs of life.  The female was not immediately identified due to the condition of her body.  The autopsy of the female will be conducted in the days to follow.


The case is currently under investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Det. H. Rodriguez or Sgt. J. Torres at the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department at (559)733-6218 or send anonymous information by sending a text or email to TCSO@tipnow.com or call 1-800-TIPNOW.