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If You See This Fresno Homicide Suspect, Dial 911 Immediately

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The sheriff's office says that if you see or know the whereabouts of Miguel Luis Gutierrez Jr., immediately dial 911. (GV Wire Composite/Paul Marshall)
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Fresno County detectives on the hunt for a homicide suspect are asking for help finding him.

The sheriff’s office said in a news release Wednesday that an arrest warrant was issued for Miguel Luis Gutierrez Jr., 41.

“He should be considered armed and dangerous, so the public should not approach him,” said sheriff’s spokesman Tony Botti. “Instead, dial 911 if you see him or know of his whereabouts.”

Shortly after 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, a homeowner on south Blythe Avenue between Easton and Raisin City found a dead man in the garage.

The victim was later identified as Ismael Orlando Herrera Jr., 39, who was homeless and often seen near Caruthers and Riverdale.

The sheriff’s office said it wouldn’t release other details because the investigation into Herrera’s death is ongoing.

Have a Tip on this Case?

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact detective Jesse Gloria at (559) 600-8217 or Valley Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-7867.

People providing tips to Crime Stoppers will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Bill McEwen is news director and columnist for GV Wire. He joined GV Wire in August 2017 after 37 years at The Fresno Bee. With The Bee, he served as Opinion Editor, City Hall reporter, Metro columnist, sports columnist and sports editor through the years. His work has been frequently honored by the California Newspapers Publishers Association, including authoring first-place editorials in 2015 and 2016. Bill and his wife, Karen, are proud parents of two adult sons, and they have two grandsons. You can contact Bill at 559-492-4031 or at Send an Email

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