Just before 3:30 P.M. on Sunday, August 20, 2023, the California Highway Patrol responded to a neighborhood on I Street in Rio Linda to recover a moving van that had been reported stolen a few days earlier. Upon arrival, they discovered what they believed to be a human body in the back of the van and requested Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputies respond to investigate.
Deputies arrived at the scene and confirmed a deceased adult male was in the back of the van. Based on their initial observations, they suspected the death may have been by suspicious means and requested detectives to respond.
Homicide detectives and Crime Scene Investigators responded to the scene, interviewed witnesses, and gathered evidence. Detectives discovered the victim had been shot multiple times. The victim’s identity will be made available by the Sacramento County Coroner. No further information is available at this time.
Detectives are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (916) 874-5115 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at (916) 443-HELP (4357). Tips leading to an arrest are eligible for a CASH reward of up to $1000, and tipsters remain anonymous. Tips are paid in cash, and you are never asked for identification. Contact Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at (916) 443-HELP (4357), 1-800-AA-CRIME, or **TIPS. Use the “P3 TIPS” app or online at www.sacvalleycrimestoppers.com.
Tip information may also be left anonymously at www.sacsheriff.com or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).
Sergeant Amar Gandhi