SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A homicide investigation is underway after a woman was found dead along the American River Bike Trail on Saturday, the Sacramento Police Department said.
Sacramento police said a caller reported at around 3:41 p.m. that they saw a woman who appeared to be dead near mile marker 3. Officers arrived and found the woman with injuries they say likely came from an assault.READ MORE: Community Concerned For Elderly Female Hostage Held in San Andreas Shooting
Medics responded and pronounced the woman dead. Sacramento police said it is believed the woman was unhoused and had been living in a nearby homeless encampment.READ MORE: Sacramento Police Officer Justin Shepard Arrested For Alleged Domestic Violence Incident
Homicide detectives were called in to take over the investigation. A search for witnesses and evidence was initiated but information regarding a possible suspect or motive was unavailable.
The woman’s identity will be released once next of kin has been notified, police said.MORE NEWS: San Andreas Hostage Situation: Deputy And Hostage Shot, Suspect Killed
Anyone who may have information relevant to the investigation is asked to contact the Sacramento Police Department.