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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, Anonymous tips can also be reported to Crime Stoppers.



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Modesto Police Department


Modesto Police are looking for help identyfing this suspect.

Sex Offenses

Bounmy Sidouang
In April of 2017, Ceres Police Detectives began investigating a case of child molestation. During their investigation, they discovered that the suspect, identified as Bounmy Jeff Sidouang 45 Yrs. of Modesto, was sending inappropriate text messages to a 14 yr old female. The texting lead to an inappropriate relationship that lasted approximately six months when it was discovered by a family member. Bounmy Sidouang has avoided investigators and it is possible he may have fled the area. He was last known to drive a black Honda or Acura style vehicle with out of states plates. Bounmy Sidouang has a violent criminal history and should not be approached. If you have information on the whereabouts of Bounmy Jeff Sidouang, please contact Detective Julio Amador at (209) 538-5729 or (209) 652-0340 or your local law enforcement agency.