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published on July 17, 2019 - 2:57 PM
Written by Frank Lopez

Officials in the Mexican state of Baja California are investigating the death of Central Valley car dealer Jose Arredondo, according to the Associated Press.

Mexican authorities said on Tuesday that Arredondo, who owned several car dealerships in the Central Valley, including Fresno Buick GMC and Hanford Hyundai, was apparently beaten to death in San Jose del Cabo, a resort city on the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula.

Baja California state prosecutors said that they were called to a condominium after receiving calls of people reporting a dead body. Prosecutors said that the body “showed marks caused by blunt force trauma.”

Arredondo was 58. According to the Family Motors Auto Group’s website, he was born in the Mexican village of Cualcoman, in the state of Michoacan.

ABC 30 reported that the U.S. State Department confirmed the death of Arredondo and said, “We are closely monitoring local authorities investigation into the cause of death.”

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