The Sacramento County coroner on Saturday identified the victim of a suspected homicide in Rancho Cordova as Michael Elder, 49, of Sacramento.
His body was discovered by a walker just after 7 a.m. Friday near Egmont Way and Viking Drive, a residential neighborhood south of Highway 50 near Bradshaw Road.
Rancho Cordova Police received a call from a local business, which reported that a customer had seen a man on the ground who appeared unconscious, according to a law enforcement news release.
Officers responded along with medical personnel, who declared the man dead at the scene.
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Homicide detectives from Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, which contracts with Rancho Cordova Police, are investigating it as a fatal shooting.
With no witnesses or motive, detectives are asking anyone with information to contact the Sheriff’s Department at (916) 874-5115 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP.
Tip information may also be left anonymously at www.sacsheriff.com, by texting 274637 (CRIMES) and entering the keyword “SSD,” or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).
Call The Bee’s Hudson Sangree, (916) 321-1191.