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Merced Authorities Looking for Murder Suspect

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Photo of Jason Reed released by authorities.


Merced County Sheriff’s are investigating their first homicide of the year after a suspicious death in Delhi.

Detectives arrived at the scene near Sycamore and E Alexander avenues New Year’s Day after a 67-year-old man was found dead. The investigation quickly turned into a homicide case, authorities note.

Working until the early morning hours, investigators were able to identify 35-year-old Jason Curtis Reed as a murder suspect.

Reed is the son of the victim and should be considered armed and dangerous. Authorities believe that he may be somewhere in the San Joaquin or Sacramento County areas.

Anyone with information about Reed is asked to call the Merced County Sheriff’s Office at (209) 385-7445.