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Homicide Investigation in North Sacramento

Shortly after 5:15 p.m. on Sunday September 20, 2020, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received a call from the 5800 block of Walerga Road in Sacramento County regarding a body found in a vacant apartment.

Deputies responded and located a deceased 43-year-old male inside the apartment. Based on the condition of the body, deputies were unable to immediately identify a cause of death. However, based on evidence at the scene, the death did not appear natural.

Homicide detectives responded and determined the victim is associated with the apartment, but the circumstances of his death are unclear. No suspect information or motive is known at this time.

The identity of the victim in this case will be released by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office after identification and 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

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