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Fire crews locate second body off American River in East Sacramento

The Sacramento Fire Department located the body of a man off an American River shore Saturday morning, according to the department’s Twitter page.

The body was of an unidentified male of an unknown age, according to Chris Harvey, a spokesman for the Sacramento Fire Department. Crews located the body south of Cal Expo about a half mile east of Capital City Freeway, Harvey said.

Crews were on the scene at 11:16 a.m., according to the department tweet. The body will be turned over to the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office, Harvey said.

No other information regarding the fatality was available, he said.

The body is the second located in the area this week. On Tuesday, the body of a man was found near Paradise Beach along the American River in East Sacramento’s River Park neighborhood, according to police. The man, who was found Tuesday after the authorities received an anonymous tip of a man who was dead at the location, was found with several gunshot wounds to his body.

Bryce Heinlein, a police spokesman, said there were no suspects and no motive for the slaying of the man, who was described as a male in his late 20s or early 30s. Bags and a bicycle were found near his body, though it was unknown if the man was homeless, Heinlein said.

Nashelly Chavez: 916-321-1188, @nashellytweets