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Elk Grove police say ‘person of interest’ in trail homicide is in custody

07/25/2014 6:51 AM

10/08/2014 12:11 PM

Elk Grove police say they have arrested a “person of interest” in the death of a local man whose body was found on a walking trail Thursday.

The man’s death, initially described as “suspicious,” is now being investigated as a homicide, police said.

The victim – identified by the Sacramento County Coroner’s office today as Xihao Huang, 75, of Elk Grove – had been stabbed.

Police have not released the name of the person of interest, but said that person is in custody on an unrelated charge.

Officer Chris Trim, a police spokesman, said Huang’s family members discovered his body Thursday afternoon on a trail that passes through a field near Whitelock Parkway and Bellaterra Drive. Family members had last seen him about 7 a.m., and grew concerned when he did not return home after what they assumed was a routine trip to look for recyclables, Trim said.

Sacto 911 Staff

Bill Lindelof
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Cathy Locke
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Andy Furillo
Superior Court
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Denny Walsh
Federal Court
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