Sleeping bag body identified
by TP staff
Oct 05, 2012 | 9094 views | 3 3 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
San Joaquin County sheriff officials have identified the body found inside of a sleeping bag as 25-year-old Joaquin Lopez Perez, of Visalia, according to a press release issued on Friday, Oct. 5.

The body was discovered in the bed of a pickup truck by California Highway Patrol officer Shellie McCrary, following a traffic stop in the area of East Highway 132 and South Welty Road at 1 p.m. on Oct. 3. The truck was reportedly stopped for speeding.

Les Garcia, spokesman for the sheriff's office, has previously said that the pickup was occupied by two men and that they were detained and being interviewed by investigators. However, no additional information was provided and no arrests were reported by Garcia on Friday.

Investigators are ruling the death suspicious pending the results of an autopsy and toxicology report.

Contact Denise Ellen Rizzo at 830-4225 or
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October 09, 2012
Now that's an angle I would have never thought. Just out them in a sleeping bag.

Problem, Ta' gotta have a truck. Ever smell a dead body?

That smell goes up wind.

No wonder they were speeding. No air con and the windows rolled up. Speeding. OK. whatever.
October 07, 2012
So it is okay to drive around with a dead body in a pick up truck?

October 08, 2012
If you don't know it's in there or if you don't know they died. Key word IF lol

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