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West Jordan police identify homicide victim, request public's help

Posted - Apr. 6, 2010 at 11:28 a.m.



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WEST JORDAN - Police have identified the body of a man found in a muddy field near 6400 West 7400 South in West Jordan but are still asking the public for help in identifying possible suspects.

The victim has now been identified as 33-year-old Benacio Hernandez-Herrera, also known as Benacio Hernandez, Alejandro Gonzalo, Benacio Hernandez, Alejandro Herrer-Gonzalo and Benacio Herrera.

The Office of the State Medical Examiner has determined that the victim died from trauma resulting from multiple gunshot wounds. This incident has been ruled a homicide.

The victim is last known to be a transient who frequents the Salt Lake City area. The victim does have a short history of misdemeanor offenses, but nothing of a serious or violent nature.

On Saturday at approximately 5 p.m. another passerby observed three Hispanic males arguing in the same area that the body was later found. The three men appeared to have arrived in a black older full-sized flatbed truck with wooden side rails.

The West Jordan Police Department is still requesting assistance from the public to help identify the vehicle described above, as well as obtain any information that will help solve this crime.

If anyone has any information regarding this crime, please contact Sgt. Rees at 801-256-2000.

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