Death sparks homicide investigation Sunday by Merced County sheriff’s deputies

Update: Deputies say person of interest identified in connection with Merced County homicide

Authorities are investigating a homicide Sunday in Merced County.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, deputies were looking into a death that occurred in the 4000 block of Lingard Road. Few other details are available.

Authorities have requested that people avoid the area.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Merced County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Bureau at 209-385-7472. Callers can remain anonymous, according to authorities.