A dead body that was found Saturday near Mendota is being investigated by the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff’s Sgt. Ryan Gilbert said a woman who was on a walk saw a body near the Mendota Wildlife Area. She reported the body to the sheriff’s office about 1:45 p.m.
The body was found in the bushes near the water and was identified as a Hispanic man with visible trauma, Sheriff Margaret Mims said.
Homicide detectives were at the scene and the sheriff’s coroner’s office is working on identifying the victim.