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Homicide Detectives Investigating Suspicious Death

At 1:19 p.m. on November 20, 2017, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Communication Center received a call from a passing motorist indicating there was an unresponsive male lying on the side of a roadway in rural north Sacramento County. 

Sheriff’s Deputies along with Sacramento Metro Fire Department personnel were dispatched to Kasser Road west of Tan Woods Road, in the rural community of Elverta.  Upon arrival, Fire Department personnel pronounced the male dead at the scene.  Sheriff’s Deputies began a preliminary investigation and determined the circumstances surrounding the victim’s death to be suspicious.

Investigators have only identified the victim as being a male adult and believe his death was recent.  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. 

Investigators 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 Shaun Hampton

Sheriff’s Spokesman