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March 26, 2020

Homicide Investigation in North Highlands

At approximately 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, 2020, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received a call from in the 3700 block of Bolivar Avenue in North Highlands. The male caller stated he struck his grandfather with a baseball bat and he was dead.

Deputies responded and contacted the male caller in the roadway, where he was detained. Deputies located an elderly male inside the home with apparent trauma to his body. Deputies immediately began life saving measures while fire personnel responded. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

Homicide detectives responded, along with Crime Scene Investigators.

The identity of the victim in this case will be made available by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office after notification has been made to 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

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