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Police: Man found in Tuolumne River was murdered

2:42 PM, Mar 5, 2013   |    comments
Daniel Joseph Montgomery Allen
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MODESTO, CA - A Modesto man whose body was found in the Tuolumne River last week had been killed, according to the Modesto Police Department.

Daniel Joseph Montgomery Allen, 21, was reported missing by his family last December, said police Lt. Rick Applegate. A passerby spotted Allen's body in the river between the 7th Street Bridge and Highway 99 in Modesto on Feb. 28 and reported it to authorities.

Applegate did not say how Allen died. Detectives were investigating and encouraged anyone with information about Allen's murder to call Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636. Tipsters can also text information to Crime Stoppers by sending a text message to 274637. Type "TIP704" along with the message.

Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.


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