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Delano PD: Man confesses to killing woman found dead in field

Posted at 8:36 AM, May 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-25 17:15:31-04

DELANO, Calif. — A man has confessed to killing a woman who was found dead in a field Thursday evening, according to the Delano Police Department.

According to Delano PD, around 5:45 p.m. on May 23, officers were dispatched to the area of County Line Road and Road 128 for a body that was found within a field.

Delano PD says the woman was identified Friday morning as 39-year-old Tina Anne Gutierrez of Delano.

Through an investigation, Delano PD says detectives were led to the home of 28-year-old Leonardo Felix of Delano. He was arrested at his home around 4 p.m. Friday.

According to Delano PD, Felix was interviewed and confessed to the crime, "providing details not previously released and could only have been known by the perpetrator."

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to call the Delano Police Department at (661) 721-3377 or the Delano Police TIP Line at (661) 721-3369.