A woman slain Tuesday near Malaga has been identified by the Fresno County Coroner’s Office as Outi Hicks, 32, of Fresno.
Fresno County sheriff’s spokesman Tony Botti said Hicks was killed Tuesday afternoon when Aaron Isidro Lopez, 28, struck her at least once with an object. Lopez was booked into Fresno County Jail on suspicion of murder.
The homicide took place at the Rio Bravo biomass power plant on the 3200 block of South Willow Avenue about 1 p.m. Hicks and Lopez were contract workers for an unidentified firm at the Rio Bravo facility. After Hicks was struck, Rio Bravo employees and paramedics tried unsuccessfully to revive her, Botti said. The employees detained Lopez for deputies.
Detectives have not released information about what caused the fight. However, Botti said detectives would like to know more about the suspect, Lopez. Anyone with information can contact Detective Matt Hamilton at 559-600-8210.