Modesto Police Department News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Ivan Valencia, (209) 595-0718
Release Date: Friday, March 28, 2014, 12:00:00 AM

Update: Airport Neighborhood Homicide


Release Date: March 28, 2014

Modesto Police Department

Media Relations Unit

Office of the Chief of Police

600 10th Street, Modesto, CA 95354

Author: Sgt. Ivan Valencia

Modesto, CA – Modesto Police detectives continue to review surveillance footage taken from the armadillo. The attached screenshot captures the victim, Jose Anthony Cordova, as he is riding his bicycle past the armadillo just minutes before the shooting.

Based on video footage the suspect vehicle is believed to be a dark colored minivan similar to a Dodge Caravan. A stock photograph of a Dodge Caravan is included in this press release.   

Detectives ask anyone with information regarding this homicide to please call Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636.  Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.  Tipsters may also text information to Crime Stoppers at 274637.  Just type “TIP704” along with your message.


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