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Woman found dead near Garden Highway

Just before 6 a.m. Tuesday, the Sacramento Police Department received a call that the body of a homeless woman was found near Northgate Boulevard and the Arden-Garden Connector.

Sgt. Bryce Heinlein said officers believe the woman lived in a nearby encampment.

“A lot of the transient community lives here,” Heinlein said. “As a precaution, we called in our homicide team and investigators. We treat it ‘worst-case scenario,’ and we pull back resources if it’s natural causes,” he said.

Jessica Hice: 916-321-1550, @JesserPea