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UC Davis Police Arrest Two Other Suspects for Murder

August 17, 1998

University of California, Davis, police arrested two additional suspects for the murder of Jose Reyes of Dixon, whose body was discovered Thursday on the southern edge of the UC Davis campus.

They are Garibay Juan Palomino, 21, of 1110 Newgate Way, Dixon, and Guadalupe Morales Franklin, 41, of 1045 Newgate Way, Dixon. Ruben Munoz Campos, a 24-year-old transient, was arrested for murder Thursday night.

Palomino and Franklin, who were taken into custody in Dixon Friday evening, are being held, along with Campos, in Solano County Jail.

Capt. Michael Corkery said the three suspects and victim were acquaintances who lived near each other in Dixon. None has any known affiliation with UC Davis.

He said preliminary results of an autopsy, performed Friday by the Solano County coroner's office, indicate Reyes died between 11:30 p.m. Wednesday and 4 a.m. Thursday of internal bleeding caused by blunt force trauma to his torso.

Two adult nephews of Reyes identified him as the victim Thursday and indicated their uncle, about 50 years old, was an unemployed farm worker whose local address was 295 Stratford Ave., but whose permanent residence was Mexico.

A Solano County employee tending some tree seedlings discovered Reyes' body Thursday morning on the northern bank of Putah Creek near a bridge on Old Davis Road, about one mile south of Interstate 80. In that area, the center of the creek serves as the boundary between UC Davis and Solano County.

Anyone who may have information to assist the investigation is urged to contact UC Davis police at (530) 752-1230.

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