1 arrested after man found dead in Merced County, deputies say

The Merced County Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide after man's body was found on Wednesday morning.
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The Merced County Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide after a man's body was found on Wednesday morning.

Deputies were called to a report of an assault on California Street near Walnut Avenue in Winton around 1:30 a.m.

When they arrived, they found 36-year-old Julio Lucero of Winton dead.

Detectives arrested 30-year-old Edgar Simon Duran, but have not released a possible motive or how the victim died.

Detectives arrested 30-year-old Edgar Simon Duran on Wednesday.



The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to contact the Merced County Sheriff's Office.
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