City of Sacramento Police Department

SAMUEL D. SOMERS JR.
Chief of Police
5770 Freeport Blvd., Suite 100
Sacramento, CA  95822-3516

(916) 808-0800
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www.sacpd.org

MEDIA ADVISORY/PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release No. 20101205-196
Sunday, December 05, 2010

Police Investigate Homicide

The Sacramento Police Department is investigating the death of a homeless man.

On Sunday, December 5, 2010, at 7:38 a.m., officers responded to the area of Northgate Blvd, near the Hwy 160 overpass to investigate a report of a possible dead body.  Officers arrived and located the body of an adult man inside a sleeping bag.  The victim had obvious trauma to his head.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sacramento Police Homicide Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators responded to the scene.  Detectives believe that the victim died as a result of the head injuries inflicted on him.  At this time, detectives have not identified a suspect or determined a motive for the killing.  The victim's identity is not being released at this time pending notification to his family.    

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.

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