The death of a young man whose body was found Thursday morning between Visalia and Ivanhoe is being investigated as a homicide, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department said.
The man has been identified as Marcos Villegas, 19, of Visalia. An autopsy will determine the cause of death.
About 7:30 a.m., a passerby reported a “man down” in the area of Road 152 and Ivanhoe Drive west of Visalia.
Deputies found the body and detectives from the Violent Crimes Unit are investigating.
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