Man found dead in Ceres home after woman calls 911 to report break-in

The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office reported that a man was found dead Thursday morning when officers responded to a 911 call from a woman reporting a break-in at her home.

The incident happened around 4:30 a.m. in the 3200 block of McGee Avenue in Ceres. The woman said in her 911 call that she and her young daughter were hiding in a bedroom.

When officers arrived, they located a man dead inside the home. As of Thursday afternoon, it was unclear who the man was — whether he was an intruder or someone living in or visiting the home. But the sheriff’s office post uses the word “victim” to describe him.

“The Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit (MCU) was immediately activated. They intervened on site and resumed the investigation. At this time, the victim has not been identified, the motive is unclear and the suspect(s) are unknown,” the message reads.

Deputies urged anyone with information regarding the incident to contact Detective Rodriguez at 209-525-7114. Stanislaus County Area Crime Stoppers can also be contacted for anonymous reports by calling 1-866-60-CRIME. A free mobile application can also be downloaded from P3Tips.

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