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2 Arrested in Torture Investigation

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Officers serve a warrant at a home along Linwood Avenue in Turlock after investigating torture accusations.
Courtesy: Turlock Journal


Two people are facing accusations of torture in Turlock after officers find evidence in their home.

Last month, a person told police he had been tortured.

During an investigation, Turlock Police focused on 42-year-old Salvador Rendon and 35-year-old Martha Ferguson.

Officers searched the couple’s home along Linwood Avenue Thursday morning.

Investigators say they found evidence that corroborated the victim’s accusations of torture, and arrested the couple.


Martha Ferguson is facing torture charges.
Courtesy: Turlock Police Department

Rendon faces charges of torture and assault with a deadly weapon, Ferguson was booked into jail for a torture charge.

The investigation is ongoing, and police ask anyone with information to call (209) 668-5550.

Salvador Rendon

Salvador Rendon is facing torture charges.
Courtesy: Turlock Police Department

The Turlock Police Department is an active participant in the Crime Stoppers Program. Callers can leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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