Detectives look for clues in homicide of Livingston man

Sun-Star StaffMay 27, 2014 

Photo courtesy Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department.

Stanislaus County sheriff’s detectives have released the identity of a homicide victim from Livingston found earlier this month in a Turlock field, and they are asking for help finding the man’s killer.

The family of Manuel DaSilva, 54, of Livingston went looking for him May 6 when he did not return from work. They drove to a field on South Walnut Road near West Greenway Avenue, where they found DaSilva dead.

Authorities are not releasing further details, including how DaSilva died. Investigators believe he was active in farming in Merced County, and they hope someone who knew him will get in touch.

Anyone with information or who may have seen anything suspicious in the area between 2 and 8 p.m. May 6 shoud call Detective Greg Buck at (209) 525-7103. Tips can be left anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636. Tipsters can email www.modestopolice.com/CrimeStoppers, or text them to CRIMES (274637). Type “Tip704” and a message.

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