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Man found in canal was a homicide victim, sheriff’s detectives say

Sheriff identifies body found in canal on Monday

The Fresno County Sheriff's Office has identified the dead person found in a canal Monday as 68-year-old Subag Singh. Singh was last seen walking away from his house in southeast Fresno on Sunday, July 23. Detectives would like to speak to anyone
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The Fresno County Sheriff's Office has identified the dead person found in a canal Monday as 68-year-old Subag Singh. Singh was last seen walking away from his house in southeast Fresno on Sunday, July 23. Detectives would like to speak to anyone

A man found in a Fresno Irrigation District Canal on Monday was identified by the Fresno County Coroner’s Office as Subag Singh, 68, of Fresno.

The body of Singh, who is believed to be a homicide victim, was found about 10:15 a.m. Monday in a canal near McCall and Jensen avenues.

Subag Singh (1)
Subag Singh JOSE SALINAS

An employee with Fresno Irrigation found the body in the water near one of the district’s canal grates. A Sheriff’s Office dive team removed the body from the water. After inspecting the body, detectives found trauma and determined his death was a homicide.

Singh was last seen walking away from his house about 7:25 a.m Sunday. He lived in the 100 block of North Douglas Avenue, near Armstrong Avenue, several miles from where his body was found, said Lt. Jose Salinas.

Detectives are trying to learn Singh’s whereabouts after he left home. He was wearing a white shirt with blue sleeves, gray pants and black shoes. He was also wearing a white ramal covering his head.

Detectives would like to speak to anyone who may have seen Singh after he left his house.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Brian Schulte at 559-600-8207, Sgt. John Alvarado at 559-600-8200 or Crime Stoppers at 559-498-7867. Crime Stoppers has offered a $2,000 reward for any information that may lead to the arrest of the suspect or suspects in the case. Calls to Crime Stoppers will remain anonymous.

Marc Benjamin: 559-441-6166, @beebenjamin

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