Teenager Found Dead Near Tulare County Orchard Identified

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TULARE (KMJ) — Detectives have released the name of the teenager found dead near a Tulare County orchard. The discovery of Dynasty Alexander, with injuries to the upper body, prompted a murder investigation.

The call came in Sunday around 5.30pm. The 18-year-old was found just over the road from Elk Bayou Park, in the 19700 block of Hosfield Drive in Tulare.

“Anytime you find an 18-year-old dead, it’s unusual,” said the office’s Ashley Ritchie.

“Something was not right. Something happened that should not have happened. We’re treating this as a murder. Something went very wrong and we’re trying to find people or person responsible.”

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Brandon Van Curen or Sergeant Gary Marks at (559) 802-9563 or (800) 808-0488.

Tips can also be sent in anonymously via Tipnow (email: tcso@tipnow.net), text or voicemail at 559-725-4194, or download the Tipnow app for Android or Apple phones (case number 19-02639).

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