Deputies investigate double homicide at county border

The Sun-Gazette

Tulare County Sheriff’s Office deputies find two men dead in a pickup truck on Road 36 and Avenue 264

TULARE COUNTY – Sheriff deputies are looking for any leads in double homicide they discovered on Sunday, Jan. 10.

According to the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office, just before 8:15 a.m. deputies were called to the area of Road 36 and Avenue 264 near the Tulare/Kings County line on the Tulare County side for a suspicious vehicle with what appeared to be someone inside.

When they arrived on scene, deputies found two men dead inside a pickup truck. The identities of the men were not released by the sheriff’s department as of press time.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at 559-733-6218.

Sheriff’s Log

Thursday, Jan. 7

Just before 8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 4, sheriff deputies conducted a traffic stop in the area of Main and Davis in Pixley. The driver, Octavio Castaneda of Pixley was on probation for possession of a stolen vehicle. Castaneda also had an active warrant for violating the terms of his supervised release. Castaneda was arrested and when deputies searched his home, they found approximately 19 pounds of methamphetamine. Castaneda was booked into the South County Detention Facility for possession of methamphetamine for sales, being a convicted felon in possession of ammunition and having an outstanding warrant.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at 559-733-6218, or send anonymous information by text or email to [email protected] or call 559-972-2568.

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