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June 08, 2017

Homicide in South Sacramento County

A little after 9:00 a.m. on June 8, 2017, the Sheriff’s Communication Center received a 911 call regarding an unresponsive male victim in an orchard in the area of Twin Cities Road just east of River Road in South Sacramento County.  A worker came across the victim during his morning rounds in the orchard.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene and located the male victim who had a gunshot wound to the upper body.  Walnut Grove Fire responded and pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.  Detectives believe the victim was killed where he was located.  There is no known motive or suspect description at this time.

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 his next of kin. 

Detectives are asking anyone with information relating to this incident, to please contact the Sheriff’s Department 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 Tony Turnbull

Sheriff’s Spokesman

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