21-year-old Los Banos man found dead near I-5

February 1, 2014 6:39:21 PM PST
Merced County deputies are investigating a murder.

A driver spotted the victim's body in a rural area near Volta Road and I-5 Friday evening.

Merced County deputies believe he was left there after being shot in another location. Authorities have identified the victim as 21-year-old Olen Bates of Los Banos.

Detectives are still looking for a motive and suspects.

Anyone with information can contact the Merced County Sheriff's Office.


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