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.
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.