When a man didn't return home as expected Tuesday evening, his family went looking for him.
They found him dead where he had been plowing fields on the 2400 block of Walnut Road in Turlock, the Stanislaus County Sheriff''s Department reported.
Deputies were called to the scene at approximately 8:08 p.m. Detectives also responded and determined the man's death was a homicide.
Neither the victim's name nor how he died was released at this time.
Anyone who saw anything unusual or suspicious in the area Tuesday was urged to call Det. Greg Buck at (209) 525-7103 or Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636. Information provided to Crime Stoppers can be left anonymously. Tips can also be sent by email or texted to CRIMES (274637) by typing "Tip704" plus the message. Crime Stoppers. Tipsters to Crime Stoppers are eligible for a cash reward.