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Homeless man found dead near entrance to Discovery Park, Sacramento police say

A homeless man was found dead Friday morning near the entrance to Discovery Park, Sacramento police said.

A pedestrian called 911 at about 7:15 a.m. to report finding a dead man on the sidewalk in the 200 block of Jibboom Street near the park entrance, police Officer Linda Matthew said.

Officers described the man as a white male adult. They said he had suffered some kind of trauma, but had not yet determined the nature of his injuries or the time of his death, Matthew said.

Homicide unit and crime scene investigators were canvassing the area, she said. They were also reviewing surveillance footage from the nearby La Quinta Inn.

The area where the man was found typically has a lot of foot traffic because of its proximity to the park, Matthew said. Police ask any witnesses to call 916-264-5471 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at (916) 443-HELP (4357). Tips may be submitted via the free P3 Tips smartphone app. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.

Molly Sullivan: 916-321-1176, @SullivanMollyM