Man Arrested for Suspicious Death At a Modesto Motel

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MODESTO —

Stanislaus Sheriff’s have arrested a 25-year-old man for the murder of a woman found around 10:30 a.m. Friday.

The sheriff’s department got a call Friday morning for medical aide at the Budget Motel in South Modesto. When medical personnelĀ arrived, they found a 58-year-old Barbara Mcclure dead in the motel room.

Early Saturday detectives received a tip leading them to murder suspect Cody Clayton. Detectives are not releasing if the victim and suspect have any relationship.

He was booked into the Stanislaus County Jail.

Detectives haven’t indicated whether Mcclure lived in the motel or if she was a visitor. The motel, they say, is in an area where there are many transients.

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