Tulare County investigating how Earlimart man was hurt and killed

Tulare County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating after responding to a call on Sunday to the Delano Regional Medical Center for a man who was assaulted and later died of his injuries, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department said.

Deputies arrived at the scene and spoke to the person who had found the 21-year-old man in the 13000 block of Howard Road in Earlimart around 4 p.m. Sunday, but couldn’t determine how the man sustained his injuries. The man had trauma to his upper torso, which resulted in his death, according to the sheriff’s department.

An autopsy is pending, and the sheriff’s department is urging anyone with information to call the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department at 559-733-6218 or send a text or email to

Ashleigh Panoo: 559-441-6010, @AshleighPan