Body Discovered Near Garden Hwy

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The Sacramento Police Department is investigating a homicide following the discovery of a burning body early this morning in Natomas.

At about 6:29 a.m. today, Feb. 14 officers responded to a report of a badly burned body in the 1000 block of Garden Highway.

The fire department responded first at the request of a passing bicyclist who observed what appeared to be leaves burning. The body was discovered after the fire was put out and reported to law enforcement.

The Sacramento Police Department’s Homicide Unit, Crime Scene Investigations Unit and the Sacramento Fire Arson Investigators responded to the scene.

At this time, detectives are actively investigating the circumstances that led to this apparent homicide. Because the body was severely burned, it likely will take several days and alternative methods to make a positive identification of the victim. The deceased is possibly female, but race and age are unknown at this time.

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this crime to contact the dispatch center at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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