On November 26, 2008, at 7:39 a.m. Sacramento County Sheriff's deputies responded to the report of a suspicious vehicle parked on 40th Street. Deputies arrived and found the vehicle, a white 1996 Ford Taurus, which had what appeared to be blood leaking from the trunk. The deputies opened the trunk and found the dead body of an adult male believed to be in his mid to late twenties. The deputies did not move the body and were unable to detect any visible signs of trauma. The victim has not been identified.
Sheriff's Homicide detectives have assumed the investigation and are attempting to determine a motive for the crime. The Sacramento County Coroner's Office will determine the cause and manner of the victim's death and release his identity upon notification of his family members.
Anyone with information about this crime is urged to call Sheriff's Homicide detectives at (916) 874-5115, or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00.