Case Number: 15-02044

Posted by: Media Relations

****UPDATED NEWS RELEASE****

The victim has been identified as Isaac Kates, 30 years old, from Terra Bella. The cause of death is pending autopsy by the Tulare County Coroner’s Office.

 

 

Narrative:

On 02-17-2015 at 0009 hours, Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to an apartment complex in the Community of Terra Bella to assist TC Fire with a residential structure fire. On arrival, Fire Fighters located a deceased male inside one of the apartments. Detectives with the Violent Crimes Unit responded to the scene and this investigation is now being treated as a homicide. The cause of death has not been determined and more information will be released as it becomes available.

 

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Det. Steve Sanchez or Sgt. Rodney Parker of the Sheriff’s Departments Violent Crimes Unit @ (559) 735-1898 or (800) 808-0488 or you may send your information anonymously through the Sheriff’s TipNow program: 

Text or voicemail: 559-725-4194 or E-mail: tcso@tipnow.com

 

****UPDATED NEWS RELEASE****

The victim has been identified as Isaac Kates, 30 years old, from Terra Bella. The cause of death is pending autopsy by the Tulare County Coroner’s Office.

Narrative:

On 02-17-2015 at 0009 hours, Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to an apartment complex in the Community of Terra Bella to assist TC Fire with a residential structure fire. On arrival, Fire Fighters located a deceased male inside one of the apartments. Detectives with the Violent Crimes Unit responded to the scene and this investigation is now being treated as a homicide. The cause of death has not been determined and more information will be released as it becomes available.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Det. Steve Sanchez or Sgt. Rodney Parker of the Sheriff’s Departments Violent Crimes Unit @ (559) 735-1898 or (800) 808-0488 or you may send your information anonymously through the Sheriff’s TipNow program: 

Text or voicemail: 559-725-4194 or E-mail: tcso@tipnow.com