Police confirmed Thursday that the man found behind a Starbuck’s at Fresno and U streets in downtown Fresno Tuesday was a murder victim.
He was identified as John Gerald Holliday, 51, who was also known as Lou Chong. Holliday was homeless. A worker at the coffee shop found Holliday Tuesday afternoon, but detectives believe the murder took place about 5 a.m.
Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-STOP or detectives Bartlett J. Ledbetter at (559) 621-2446 or detective Luis Carrillo at (559) 621-2422.