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UPDATED: Man killed, found in parked truck near Tacoma

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on June 14, 2012 at 6:19 am |
June 14, 2012 2:39 pm

UPDATED at 2:39 p.m.

A 35-year-old South Hill man was found shot to death in the back of his truck Wednesday night, more than 24 hours after his wife had reported him missing.

Pierce County sheriff’s detectives have launched a homicide investigation into the slaying of Fred Gonzalez.

No arrests have been reported. No motive for the slaying has been released.

Gonzalez’s wife reported him missing at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday. His 2003 blue Cadillac Escalade was found in a parking lot in the 2200 block of 99th Street South about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Investigators found Gonzalez’s body in the back of the truck, Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said. An autopsy later revealed he’d been shot in the head.

Pierce County sheriff’s detectives were working to uncover where Gonzalez had been between the time he was reported missing and when his body was found.

We will update this post when more information becomes available.

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