Man stabbed to death in Fresno, suspect in custody

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FRESNO, CA – A man who suffered fatal stab wounds has been identified as 63-year-old Daniel Larreynaga Pineda of Mendota.


Shortly after midnight on Tuesday, Mendota Police responded to the 1200 block of 6th Street for a report of a stabbing. Officers arrived at the home and found an older man who had been stabbed. The victim, Daniel Pineda, was transported to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno where he later died.


Mendota Police made a request to the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office to have its detectives take over the investigation. Sheriff’s homicide detectives and members of the Crime Scene Unit arrived to collect evidence and speak with witnesses.

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A motive has not been established and a suspect has not been identified. This is an ongoing investigation.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to please contact Detective Juan Galindo at (559) 600-8215 or Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-7867, www.valleycrimestoppers.org You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.


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