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Sacramento police investigate death of man at Tahoe Park home

Sacramento police are investigating the death of a man after the Sacramento Fire Department responded to a 911 call at a home Thursday night in the Tahoe Park area.

Police were called to the 3500 block of 63rd Street about 8:10 p.m. Fire personnel had pronounced the man dead and contacted police after noting some circumstances indicating the man might not have died of natural causes, said Officer Linda Matthew, Police Department spokeswoman. She said the 911 call came from someone at the home.

The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office website identified the man as 52-year-old Gary James Wadkins.

Homicide detectives and crime scene investigators responded to the scene and took over the investigation. Officers canvassed the area for evidence and potential witnesses.

The cause of death has not been determined.

The Sacramento Police Department encourages any witnesses with information regarding this death investigation to contact the dispatch center at 916-264-5471 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at 916-443-4357 or submit an anonymous tip using the free “P3 Tips” smartphone app. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.

If you have information about any of these people, please call 800-222-7463 or 916-443-4357, or report online at

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy