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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MEDIA ADVISORY/PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release No. 20110722-119
Friday, July 22, 2011

Traffic Accident Turns Out to Be a Murder

The Sacramento Police Department is investigating the murder of a 49-year-old male Asian.

On July 22, 2011, at 11:02 pm, officers responded to 15th Avenue and Franklin Boulevard on a car that crashed into a house.  On arrival, a male victim was found inside a red Honda CRV and determined to be deceased.

Preliminary indications led officers to believe that this was a fatal car accident.  Once traffic investigators arrived they determined that the damage to the vehicle was inconsistent with the injuries to the victim.  A more detailed check of the victim's injuries revealed trauma to the upper body that was consistent with a homicide.

Homicide detectives and Crime Scene Investigators responded to the scene.  At this time, the circumstances that led up to the victim's murder are unknown.

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this crime to contact Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) 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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