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July 24, 2019

Death Investigation in Rancho Cordova

Shortly after 5 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, Sheriff’s deputies assigned to the Rancho Cordova Police Department responded to the 2000 block of El Manto Drive in Rancho Cordova to assist fire personnel who were at the scene of a vehicle fire.

Fire personnel extinguishing the fire located a deceased person inside the burning vehicle. The gender, age and/or ethnicity of the person is unknown at this time.

Sheriff’s detectives are on scene, along with Crime Scene Investigators. The victim, in this case, will be identified by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office after notification of next of kin.

Detectives are asking anyone with information relating to this incident, to please contact the Sheriff’s Office at (916) 874-5115 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at (916) 443-HELP. Tip information may also be left anonymously at or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).


Sergeant Tess Deterding

Sheriff’s Spokesperson    

Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office/

Rancho Cordova Police Department

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