Residents of Sacramento’s Alder Grove housing project stood outside their homes on Sunday, watching police at a crime scene where three bodies were found Saturday night.
A white tent provided cover from the rain as technicians in yellow-and-white jumpsuits entered and exited a brick building in the 700 block of Broadway. Around noon, a stretcher carrying a covered body was wheeled out of the complex.
Standing on stoops as investigators worked, neighbors told a Sacramento Bee reporter they didn’t know the names of the deceased and declined to be quoted in a story.
At 7:35 p.m. Saturday, an unidentified person used a phone outside of Fire Station 5 to tell Sacramento Fire Department dispatchers there were two dead people in a home across the street from the station, a department spokesman said.
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The fire station is across the street from Alder Grove, which borders Broadway near the Historic City Cemetery. Police and fire personnel found the bodies of two men and a woman in one of the units.
On Sunday, police had taped off a swath of the lawn in front of 724 through 728 Broadway. The cordoned area ran from the units’ front doors out to the street.
The deceased had obvious injuries, a police spokesman said, but the exact causes of their deaths will be determined by Sacramento County coroner’s officials.
No arrests had been made and police did not know a motive for the suspected killings, a news release said. The coroner will release the identities of the victims.