Man found lying dead on a Visalia street

November 14, 2013 3:40:51 PM PST
Police say an officer on patrol was driving on northeast Fourth Avenue near Granite Street when he saw a man lying on the ground, unresponsive.

When the officer went to check on the man he discovered he was unresponsive. Officers say emergency workers rushed to the scene and ultimately pronounced him dead.

Officers are investigating the case as a homicide. No one called in the crime. Visalia police say the officer just happened to discover the body.

Sgt. Ozzie Dominguez said, "There was no call that generated this traffic here, the officer was simply driving through the area and noticed there was an individual in the street."

Officers are still trying to locate witnesses. Anyone with information on the crime is asked to call Visalia police.