Deputies arrest two for murder
The mystery surrounding the discovery of a body on Triangle Road in May has been solved. Mariposa County Sheriff's detectives have arrested two men for murder, and more arrests could be forthcoming.
According to Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies, detectives arrested 42-year-old Jose Jimenez of Madera County and 29-year-old Patrick Lozano of Merced on July 19.
Both men are suspected in the murder of 44-year-old Gerald Fontes of Madera County. The body found May 25 in Mariposa County has been positively identified as that of Fontes, who was reported missing in Madera County on March 4.
Binnewies said his detectives investigation led to the arrest of Jimenez and Lozano and was associated to an auto mechanic shop in Madera.
"Our investigators have worked very hard to put this together," the sheriff said. "The investigation is continuing, and we anticipate further arrests."