Incident Date: 2-4-15

Posted by: Media Relations

UPDATE;

This investigation is now being treated as a homicide. The decedent as well as cause of death have not been determined. More information will be released as it becomes available.

ORIGINAL NEWS RELEASE:

The Tulare County Sheriff’s Department is responding to a call a man down located South of Avenue 124 and Road 252, Southeast of Porterville city. Upon arrival, deputies located the man down and determined him to be deceased, at which point detectives and Crime Lab were called out. The reporting party called it in between 0730 and 0800 this morning. Cause of death and identification of the individual are not known at this time, and more information will be provided as it becomes available.