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Detectives Investigate Suspicious Death
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San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department deputies were called to a rural location just outside Escalon on Thursday morning, with a suspicious death reported.

Sheriff's Department spokesman Deputy Les Garcia said the call came in around 9:30 a.m., from the 16500 block of South Henry Road on Nov. 10.

"Lifecom requested Sheriff's deputies after Paramedics responded to the location via a 9-1-1- call from family members," explained Garcia in a news release.

The family members, the report goes on to say, found the 38-year-old man, identified as Efrain Miranda-Rivas, on the floor of his trailer. He was "lifeless" and had "severe trauma to the head area," according to the report.

Deputies arrived and secured the scene, with sheriff's detectives then responding to take over the investigation.

"We are waiting for toxicology results, which could take four to six weeks," Garcia said on Monday. "That will help determine the official cause of death."

Though Miranda-Rivas had sustained severe trauma, deputies were not ready to issue any further statements on the case at press time, though Garcia said it was being investigated as a "suspicious" death.

The investigation is continuing.