Truck found

A white 1998 Ford F-150 being sought by the Califonria Highway Patrol’s Sonora-area office in connection with a suspicious death in Jamestown was located on Wednesday.

The agency issued a press release on Tuesday night seeking the public's assistance in locating the vehicle and said it may be involved with a suspicious death.

Officer Steve Machado of the CHP’s Sonora-area office confirmed the vehicle was located on Wednesday, but said he could not comment as to where it was found.

"There's a lot of complexity to this that we're keeping from compromising this," Machado said. "We are leading the investigation with our Investigative Service Unit."

When the public request was made Tuesday, the CHP said the vehicle may have collision damage on the front right side and may have a damaged or missing rear tailgate. The license plate number was identified as 8D44514.

The suspicious death was described as having occurred on 5th Avenue and 7th Street, an intersection in Jamestown.

Machado said the incident occured on Saturday. 

Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office Deputy Niccoli Sandelin said an ambulance call was made at 6:39 p.m. for 5th Avenue and 7th Street in Jamestown.

When deputies arrived on scene, medical staff had already arrived he said. 

The CHP was not releasing the same of the victim at this time, Machado said. 

He said he could also not release any information related to a potential search for suspects or whether suspects were in custody at this time.  

He said it was possible another public release would be available by the end of the week.

Sandelin confirmed the victim as Matthew Perry Winks, 42, of Jamestown. He said next of kin notification had been made.

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