Cause of death released for missing Tulare County man found in canal

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The cause of death has been released for the man who was missing out of Tulare County and later found dead inside a canal in Farmersville last week.

An autopsy has reveled that 30-year-old Timothy Shields died from trauma to his upper torso.

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Shields' family told officers that he had been hit by a vehicle on Jan. 19 and that he had not been found after the crash.

Highway Patrol officers are still investigating the cause of those injuries.
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