The man found dead Christmas Eve on Highway 180 west of Highway 99 in Fresno was identified Tuesday by the Fresno County Coroner’s Office as Richard Luis Villanueva, 23.
A driver spotted Villanueva’s body about 7 a.m. and notified authorities. Villanueva had been shot.
The investigation into Villanueva’s death is ongoing. Fresno police are asking anyone who was traveling on Highway 180 near Marks Avenue between 3 a.m. and 7 a.m. Dec. 24 or has any information about Villanueva’s final hours to contact Detective Luis Carrillo at 559-621-2443 or 559-353-1080, Detective Bartlett Ledbetter at 559-621-2446 or Crime Stoppers at 559-498-7867 (STOP).