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Friday's "suspicious" death of a California man may soon be ruled Salt Lake City's fifth murder of 1995.

Officers found the body of Roger Lee Bowman, 28, Oro-ville, about 10 p.m. by a culvert near 600 W. 1300 South. "The incident is being investigated as a homicide," said Salt Lake Police Lt. Roger Winkler.A 24-year-old woman who said she was Bowman's wife told detectives she and the victim had been drinking near the culvert earlier in the day, according to a police report. After arguing with her husband, the woman said she went for a walk. She returned about two hours later and discovered Bowman's body, the report said.

Investigators would not comment on how Bowman died. No arrests have been made. The death comes three days after another body was found in Salt Lake City.

- A water company employee found the body of 25-year-old Arturo Hernandez in a culvert at 879 S. 4400 West.

The victim died of several gunshot wounds, including one to his head.

No arrests have been made.

- On April 3, Jorge Salinas, in his 20s, was shot to death on an I-15 frontage road following an argument at a downtown bar.

William Reveles, 15, was charged with murder, a first-degree felony, and is awaiting trial in juvenile court.

- Los Angeles rapper Angel Cortez died April 1 after he was shot in the back at Centro Civico Mexicano.

Police say Cortez was not the intended target of four 9mm bullets fired through the center's glass doors. A $2,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of suspects.

- A gunshot wound to the neck claimed the life of Victor Delgado-Ojeda, 42, on Jan. 16 behind a house at 226 N. 600 West.

Carl Leon Swanigan, 31, was later charged with Delgado-Ojeda's death.