A man was found dead after his body was discovered on California Street in Winton.

Merced County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 7000 Block of California Street in Winton for an assault.

When they arrived at the residence they found a Hispanic male subject identified as 36-year-old Julio Lucero from Winton deceased. The Merced County Sheriff’s Investigations Bureau was called to the scene to investigate an apparent homicide. While the detectives were on scene, they arrested 30-year-old Edgar Simon Duran in connection with the homicide.

The incident is still being investigated at this time and anyone with information about this homicide is asked to contact the Merced County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Bureau at 209-385-7472. Your information can remain anonymous and could help solve this crime.