Members of the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit have identified 32-year-old Pedro Canisio Boc of Los Angeles as the victim of a recent homicide.
Boc’s body was found on Sept. 14 by a driver in a remote area of Highway 198 in Coalinga, near the Monterey County line.
Sheriff’s office officials said the driver had called 911 and told dispatchers that they pulled off to the side of the road, got out of their vehicle and discovered the dead body lying in the weeds off the roadway.
Officials said Boc’s body had multiple gunshot wounds and he appeared to have been dead for several days before being discovered.
As part of the investigation, officials said detectives from the Fresno County Sheriff’s Homicide Unit traveled to Los Angeles, where they met with Los Angeles Police investigators.
Together, investigators from both departments interviewed Boc’s family members.
Investigators said they learned Boc does not have any family or friends in Central California, so it is unknown what he was doing in Fresno County.
According to family members, Boc was homeless and would frequent the MacArthur Park area in Los Angeles.
Detectives would like to speak with anyone who may have seen or talked to Boc prior to his death.
Anyone with information related to this case is asked to contact Detective Adrian Villegas at 600-8210 or Valley Crime Stoppers at 498-7867. Callers will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.