W. Canal Drive Homicide

Gary R. Hampton, Chief of Police
DATE: November 6, 2008
Homicide – 1000 Block W. Canal Drive
TURLOCK, CA – On Wednesday, November 5, 2008, at approximately 10:16pm, Turlock Police responded to a report of a stabbing in the 1000 block of W. Canal Drive in Turlock, Ca. Officers arrived to find Ignacio Alvarez (41 yrs, Turlock) lying in the common front grass area of the apartment complex. He had been stabbed at least once in the upper torso area. 
Turlock Police Officers immediately began providing first aid to the victim until American Medical Response personnel arrived.   The victim was transported by ambulance to an area hospital. Despite efforts of the medical personnel, Ignacio Alvarez was pronounced dead at approximately 11:15pm. 
Turlock Police Investigators were called to the scene where they began processing the crime scene. A possible suspect vehicle has been described as a black or dark color Chevrolet Tahoe or GMC Yukon with shiny chrome rims. The possible suspect vehicle was last seen eastbound from the 1000 block of W. Canal Drive. No other suspect information is available for release at this time. Investigators continue follow up on all leads. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective McWilliams at (209) 668-5550 extension 6668.
The Turlock Police Department is an active participant in the Crime Stoppers Program. Callers can leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 and may be eligible for a cash reward. 

This information is being released by Turlock Police Sergeant Steven Williams.

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