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Investigation Continuing Into Weekend Homicide

A 21-year-old man died of stab wounds following a Saturday evening altercation in Oakdale.

According to Oakdale Police, they were dispatched to the area of South Yosemite Avenue and East G Street shortly after 8 p.m. on Sept. 4. Dispatchers had received a call of a subject with a stab wound in that area, near the former Hershey Visitor’s Center.

The victim was identified by the Stanislaus County Coroner’s Office as Nathaniel Holland, 21, of Oakdale.

When police officers arrived on scene Saturday night, they located Holland with what appeared to be a knife wound to his chest. Officers attempted first aid and called emergency medical services to the scene. Holland was transported to a local area hospital for life threatening wounds, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Police did not release specific details about the incident or what precipitated the stabbing. Officers searched the area for the suspects after rendering aid to the victim; however, they did not locate anyone matching the description provided to them. Authorities said the investigation is ongoing and anyone with information should contact the Oakdale Police Department or Detective Sergeant Gary Vanderheiden at (209) 847-2231. Callers can also report any information to Stanislaus County Area Crime Stoppers at 209-521-4636.