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Live Oak Homicide

Monday, August 9, 2010 2:30 PM

For Immediate Release:

The Sutter County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the murder of a male found dead in an orchard in the 8300 block of Kent Avenue in Live Oak.

On Sunday, August, 1, 2010, at approximately 9:31 A.M., Sutter County Sheriff’s deputies recovered the body of a deceased Hispanic male adult. The owner of the orchard found the male lying on his side under a tree. The body is believed to have been in the orchard between 48 and 72 hours.

With the assistance of the State Department of Justice the victim has been identified as Miguel Huerta Lopez, 27 years old, a resident of Live Oak.

An autopsy was completed and determined that the victim had died of gunshot wounds.

Anyone with information regarding the circumstances of this case are urged to call Sutter County Sheriff’s Detectives at (530) 822-7307 or “Leave a Tip” on the Sheriff’s website at  

Contact Person and Telephone Number:
Detective Mercey Garcia
(530) 822-7307

Captain Lewis McElfresh
(530) 822-7307


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