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.