The initial call to the SAPD came from the CHP after authorities investigated a broken-down vehicle in Tulare County and spoke to the driver. He was later described as a person of interest in the case.
In a tweet, the SAPD later announced that homicide detectives were on their way to Fresno to interview a male who had been detained in the case.
SAPD police investigators re-entered the motel room to collect evidence after they obtained a search warrant.
The SAPD was unable to release any details about the victim or the manner of death. Nor was any information provided about any alleged suspects.