Location: Ave 352/Road 172

Incident Date: 6-1-15

Incident Time: 1430

Case Number: 15-6855

Victim: Hispanic Female Adult

Posted by: Media Relations

On 6-1-15 at approx. 1430 hrs. Deputies were dispatched to the area of Ave. 352 just west of Rd. 172, Visalia regarding a deceased female in an orange orchard.

Upon arrival Deputies were directed to the area in the orchard where they located the unknown female obviously deceased.

Due to the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death Violent Crimes Detectives along with Crime Lab Detectives responded to the scene and took over the investigation.

***Update***

On 6-2-15 the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department conducted an autopsy on the unidentified deceased female located in an orange orchard in the area of Ave. 352 & Rd. 172, Visalia.

During the autopsy it was discovered the unknown female died as the result of a fatal gunshot wound therefore the investigation is now being ruled a homicide.

The unknown female is described as being a Hispanic female adult, 25-30 years old, 5-5 to 5-7 tall, 150-170 lbs., shoulder length brown hair, brown eyes and wearing a black shirt, blue jean shorts and white socks.

The identity of the female is pending the results of fingerprint analysis and notification of next of kin.

Anyone with information regarding the case can contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department at 559-733-6218 or 1-800-808-4288. Anyone with information can also remain anonymous by calling TIP NOW at 559-725-4149