ANTELOPE (CBS13) — The body of a woman found in an Antelope storage locker hasn’t been identified after her alleged murderer flagged down police.
Thomas Bennett, 38, is accused of murdering a young woman whose body was found in a storage unit on Blackfoot Way near Watt Avenue.
Sacramento County investigators say they learned of the body when Bennett flagged down Sacramento Police officers in a Natomas shopping center off of Truxel Road in Sacramento and shared the disturbing find.
“A man waved down a couple of their officers and said a woman’s body could be found in the storage facility,” said Sheriff’s Department spokesman Jason Ramos, “but it wasn’t clear if she was alive or dead.”
When deputies arrived at the storage unit, they found the decomposing body of an unidentified woman in her 20s. The relationship between the two is unknown.
“He was not forthcoming with information, which is kind of odd, considering he disclosed and directed officers to where this woman’s body could be located,” Ramos said.
CBS13 learned he was possibly homeless and may have frequented a neighborhood recycling center not far from where the body was found.
We have also learned he often visited a Hooters restaurant in Natomas begging for food, just feet from where he originally flagged down the officer.
Investigators say the victim may have been in the storage unit for awhile.
“There are certain signs her death hadn’t been terribly recent,” Ramos said.