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Man found shot dead in rural Placer County identified as Sacramento resident

A man whose body was found Friday on a roadside in rural Placer County has been identified by the Placer County Sheriff’s Office as 38-year-old Tu Duc Nguyen of Sacramento.

A ranch employee found Nguyen’s body along Sunset Boulevard west of Fiddyment Road about 8 a.m. He called authorities and the Placer County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.

Nguyen had been shot multiple times, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff’s officials said detectives are following up on leads in the case.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy