According to Merced County Sheriff Deputy Daryl Allen, the man found last week deceased in Planada was identified as 47-year-old Jose Villarreal Nunez from Planada.
The body was found in a dirt road between a canal and a cornfield by farmworkers in the area of Childs Avenue and Ivett Road in Planada on September 5th, 2019, at approximately 8:40 a.m.
According to Deputy Allen, the death of Jose is being investigated as a homicide.
If anyone has any information regarding this case please contact the Merced County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Bureau at 209-385-7472.
Your information may remain anonymous and may help solve this crime.