The Sacramento Police Department is investigating an early morning murder of a 68-year-old female.
On April 10, 2010, at 4:12 a.m., the Sacramento Police Department responded to 8th Street near Capitol Mall after officers from the California Highway Patrol observed a female lying on the ground with possible injuries from being stabbed. The female was transported to U.C. Davis Medical Center where she later died from her injuries.
Homicide detectives and Crime Scene Investigators responded to the scene. Based on the preliminary investigation, detectives believe that the female victim was a transient who was sleeping in the area when confronted by an individual. That suspect attacked the victim for unknown reasons.
The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this crime to contact Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.