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Police investigate suspicious death after body found near homeless encampment

A suspicious death in the Gardenland area of Sacramento is being investigated after a body was found Tuesday afternoon.

The body was found off the side of the road near the Arden Garden Connector and Northgate Boulevard near a homeless encampment by a Sacramento River distributary.

County rangers, police and Sacramento County coroner’s deputies gathered at the scene about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, said Officer Linda Matthew, police spokeswoman.

Police are investigating the incident as a suspicious death but have yet to rule it a homicide, Matthew said. The Coroner’s Office had not released the victim’s identity as of Wednesday afternoon.

Anyone with information about the death is asked to contact the Sacramento Police Department at 916-264-5471.

Benjy Egel: 916-321-1052, @BenjyEgel

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