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Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department
Friday October 9th, 2015 :: 01:46 p.m. PDT


Victim Identified in La Grange Homicide

La Grange CA – Since Wednesday October 7th, 2015, the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department Investigations Division has been investigating the death of a victim who was found on J-59 near Cooperstown Road in La Grange, CA. The original call came out as a possible motorcycle accident but is being investigated as a Homicide.

The autopsy was completed earlier today and positively identified the victim as Robert Kope, Age 53, out of San Jose CA. The cause of death, nor any further information is being released on the investigation at this time.

Anyone with possible information on the case is asked to contact Stanislaus County Sheriff Department Detective Cory Brown at 209-567-4485.

If you have any tips, you can leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636. Tipsters can also e-mail tips at, or text them to CRIMES (274637) by typing "Tip704" plus the message and be eligible for a cash reward


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