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Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department
Monday May 7th, 2018 :: 11:11 a.m. PDT


Detectives Arrest Modesto Man in Rural Oakdale Homicide Investigation

Oakdale, CA - On Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at approximately 4:07 p.m. Deputies and Emergency Medical personnel responded to the 13000 Block of Horseshoe Road for a deceased adult female found in a home by family members. Homicide detectives responded to the scene and are investigating the death of 40-year-old Aimee Crawford of Oakdale as a homicide. During the investigation detectives identified 54-year-old William Schendel of Modesto as a suspect and on Thursday, May 3, 2018, Schendel was taken into custody. Detectives are not releasing any further details at this time.

The booking photograph for William Schendel is not available for release at this time.

If you have any information on this investigation, please call Detective Fisher at 209-525-7083.

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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