Manteca murder victim identified

4:56 PM, Oct 14, 2011   |    comments
Drake Randall Benton
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MANTECA, CA - A man found mortally wounded on a Manteca sidewalk Thursday night has been identified as 24-year-old Drake Randall Benton.

Police officers were dispatched to the area of S. Sherman Avenue and Moffat Boulevard at approximately 7:50 p.m. for a report of an assault, said Officer Jason Hensley. That is where they found Benton who had been stabbed more than once. Benton was transported to Doctors Hospital where he died of his injuries.

The San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department said Benton was a transient.

Investigators were looking for witnesses. Anyone with information on what happened was asked to call Manteca police Det. Gregg Beall at (209) 456-8164.


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