A 2006 cold case leaves Fresno detectives searching for answers

FRESNO (KRON) — Fresno County Sheriff’s homicide detectives are asking for the public’s help in an ongoing investigation on a cold case involving a victim who was found burned to death in an orchard on May 6, 2006.

The Fresno County Coroner’s Office recently identified the victim as Jack Dupee, 24, of Livermore.

Dupee’s body was located near Interstate 5 and Shields Ave., west of Firebaugh.

On October 2015, the homicide unit sergeant was reviewing cold case files and came across a John Doe case from 2006, whose DNA submitted to CODIS records did not compare with the victim’s sample, so an identification could not be made at the time. The Coroner’s office still had a thighbone from the victim, who was positively matched DNA and identified the victim as Jack Dupee.

It was reported that Dupee was last seen during the first week of May 2006. His family members filed a missing person report on August 2006.

Dupee’s parents submitted DNA to CODIS, where those samples helped give Fresno police an answer that they needed.

Anyone with information regarding this cold case is asked to call the Fresno County Sheriff’s homicide detectives.

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