“James Buford of Sanger Found Injured Near Kings River Passes Away in Hospital”

By | July 21, 2023



The Fresno County Coroners Office has identified the man who was found injured near the Kings River in Fresno County on July 19 and later passed away in the hospital. The man has been identified as 69-year-old James Buford of Sanger. Buford was contracted by Fresno County to work as a camp host at Winton Park.

As a camp host, Buford’s role was to provide on-site security and act as a custodian caretaker for the park. Fresno County has 13 workers who provide this type of service at seven different county parks.

On the night of July 19, a utility worker discovered an injured person near Piedra and Elwood Roads, which is in the vicinity of Winton Park. The injured person was later identified as James Buford. He was transported to a hospital in Fresno, where he eventually died from his injuries.

At this time, detectives have not identified any suspects in the case. The investigation into Buford’s death is ongoing, and officials are urging anyone with information to come forward. Detective Rudy Tafoya can be reached at (559) 600-8207.

The tragic incident has left the community in shock and mourning. Buford’s family and friends are undoubtedly devastated by his sudden passing. As authorities continue their investigation, it is hoped that they will be able to uncover the truth behind what happened to Buford and bring justice to his loved ones.

In the meantime, the community is reminded to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the authorities. The safety and well-being of camp hosts and visitors to county parks are of utmost importance, and steps will be taken to ensure that such incidents do not occur in the future..