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Body of man found in field

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Murder is suspected

Sheriff John Anderson has launched a murder investigation after the discovery of a young man’s corpse in a cornfield west of Madera.

On Monday, the remains of the decomposed body were found in a row of corn, located off Avenue 14 near Road 9 in southwest Madera County, according to Erica Stuart, the sheriff’s spokeswoman.

The victim has now been identified as 18-year-old Pete Rios, Jr., of Chowchilla.

A farmer disking the field discovered the body roughly 75 to 100 yards into the cornfield...


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