Call for medical attention becomes homicide investigation in Oakhurst, deputies say

Detectives investigated a homicide on Friday that started as a call for medical assistance in Oakhurst, according to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies were in the 42000 block of Shady Lane, which is near Highway 41 and Road 222, after a call for help around noon, according to a Facebook post.

Few details were immediately available, but the sheriff’s office said in an update the case was under investigation as a homicide.

Deputies asked residents to avoid the area.

Anyone with information in the case was asked by deputies to call 559-676-7770 or submit an anonymous tip through the office’s app at