By CBS13 Staff

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.

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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.

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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.

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Anyone who may have information relevant to the investigation is asked to contact the Sacramento Police Department.