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Posted Date: 5/7/2014

The Ceres Police Department wishes to thank the public, those who shared the request for information and the tipsters who quickly responded to the request for assistance in locating the friends and family of Thomas Joseph Cervantes, a murder victim who was found in a freezer on April 14th at an abandoned Ceres automotive shop. A great deal of information was provided to investigators that was crucial to the investigation and helped them find his loved ones for proper death notification. We also appreciate our partners in the media who help bring attention to tragedies such as this. Thank you. Detectives are still encouraging anyone who knows or has information about the life or death of Thomas Cervantes aka Thomas Kroger to please contact Detective Derek Perry: (209) 538-5730, derek.perry@ci.ceres.ca.us. Anonymous tips can also be reported to Crime Stoppers.

 

 

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