PATTERSON, CA - An investigation wasinitiated early Saturday morning after theStanislaus County Sheriff's Office was notifiedthat two people were found deceasedin Del Puerto Canyon.

Sergeant Anthony Bejaran said that emergency crews responded to a medical call at 6:49 A.M and called the sheriff's office when they found the bodies on the shoulder of the roadway.

Bejaran said that the victims were two hispanic males and that they were found bound and shot. The investigation will continue through the weekend to determine the motive and the events leading up to the crime.

The roadwaywas closed to the public and was only open for emergency vehicles while the investigation was underway but itwas reopened Saturday afternoon.

Anyone with information about this investigation can call the Sheriff's Office at 209-525-7114. Callers can also leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636. Tipsters can also e-mail tips at, or text them to CRIMES (274637) by typing "Tip704" plus the message and be eligible for a cash reward.

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