The Tulare County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the discovery of a dead man in a stolen car in Porterville Tuesday night as a homicide.
Lt. Chris Douglass said that a county employee witnessed two cars pull up around 5 p.m. and stop on the south side of the 1200 block of Linda Vista Avenue. The driver of one car got out and ran to the second car, which drove off.
Deputies responded and found a Hispanic man, whose identity was withheld pending notification of his family, dead with visible trauma in the backseat of the car, Douglass said. The car was also reported stolen.
No other information was immediately available. An investigation is ongoing.