MODESTO - Police are investigating a homicide after a man was found deceased in his vehicle Sunday night.
At about 11:15pm a Modesto Police Sergeant patrolling near Tioga and Legion Park Drives located a suspicious vehicle parked in a field west of the intersection. The sergeant found a man inside who whe tried to make contact with, but found he was deceased.
Authorities have identified the victim as 55 year old Steve Monkhouse. Police say they believe the victim was inside of his vehicle when he was assaulted with a knife.
Detectives are working to determine what led up to his death. Police say a suspect has not been identified.
Authorities are asking for anyone who may have information regarding this case to contact Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 where callers can remain anonymous.