Stockton police: Body found in 2019 during grass fire now being investigated as homicide

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STOCKTON, Calif. (KTXL) — A body found by firefighters in 2019 while they were battling a grass fire is now being investigated as a homicide. 

Just before 5 a.m. on Aug. 16, 2019, firefighters were called to Navy Drive near South Fresno Avenue to battle a blaze, police say. 

They found the body nearby and called detectives to the scene. Stockton police then launched a suspicious death investigation. 

That investigation is now a homicide investigation, and police are asking for the public’s help. 

Investigators identified the body as a 48-year-old man. No other information was released. 

Stockton police are encouraging anyone with information to call their non-emergency number at 209-937-8377 or the Investigations Division at 209-937-8323.

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