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Deceased Missing Person in Auberry Identified

Auberry – Fresno County Sheriff’s Office has released the following information. Bessie Walker of Auberry has been identified as the woman found deceased on a piece of private property along the 37000 block of Auberry
Mission Road.

On the night of August 21st, family and friends of Walker’s who had formed a
search party, contacted the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office. They said they had
found a body in a rural area that appeared to match that of Bessie Walker.
Deputies arrived and located the deceased person. Detectives and the Crime
Scene Unit also responded to collect evidence.

On Monday, the Fresno County Coroner’s Office performed an autopsy on
Walker. A cause of death is undetermined at this time. This remains an ongoing
investigation.

On August 8th, the Sheriff’s Office took a missing person report regarding Bessie
Walker. Initial information obtained was that she was last seen on Wednesday,
August 4th near Mono Wind Casino in Auberry wearing a pink dress and sandals.
Several detectives were assigned to the case and hundreds of hours were spent
searching for Walker. During this time, our office received information of
approximately 12 locations where Walker might be. Deputies searched all of
those locations, but were never able to find her.

Anyone with additional information on this case should please contact Detective
Oscar Iniguez at 559-600-8201 or Sgt. Chad Stokes at 559-600-8144.

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