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Dead man found in Rancho Cordova is victim of homicide

The death of a man whose body was found Friday morning in Rancho Cordova is being investigated as a homicide.

The body of the man in his 40s was found on the ground in the area of Egmont Way and Viking Drive, which is near Lincoln Village Drive and Bradshaw Road. A citizen, who believed the man was simply unconscious, first reported the sighting to police.

Officers responded along with medical personnel who declared the man dead at the scene.

Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department homicide detectives responded to the scene and are investigating it as a shooting, according to police press release. No witnesses or motive have been identified.

Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.