Man found dead near irrigation canal at Atwater Osborn Park

Atwater police officers are investigating a homicide at Osborn Park.

Officers responded at approximately 6:45 a.m. Friday morning for reports of an unresponsive male subject found near an irrigation canal behind the park.

Officers arrived and located the male subject injured, unresponsive, and partially dressed near a homeless campsite at the back fence of the park.

Police say the male subject was declared deceased on scene by emergency personnel.

The identity of the deceased is yet to be determined.

Police say observation of injuries on the male lead officers to believe that he was a victim of a homicide.

Investigators are processing the scene and surrounding area for evidence. Cause of death and an autopsy is pending.

The investigation is ongoing, and the Atwater Police Department needs the public’s help in gathering information related to this case.

Police say if you observed anything suspicious in the Osborne Park on or before July 31, 2020, or have any information, please contact the Atwater Police
Department at 209-357-6384 and ask for Detectives Vierra and Aguilar.

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