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Man found dead on Rio Linda bike trail Sunday evening

Sacramento sheriff's sergeant gives details on dead man found on Rio Linda bike trail

Sacramento County Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a man lying unresponsive on a bike trail in Rio Linda in north Sacramento.
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Sacramento County Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a man lying unresponsive on a bike trail in Rio Linda in north Sacramento.

A man was found dead on a Rio Linda bike trail Sunday evening with trauma to his body, leading law enforcement to investigate the incident as a suspicious death.

Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies and park rangers responded to the 800 block of Elkhorn Boulevard on the Sacramento Northern Bike Trail around 5 p.m. to find the man lying unresponsive, according to a Sheriff’s Department press release.

Sacramento Metro Fire Department personnel followed them and pronounced the man dead at the scene. The victim’s identity has yet to be released pending family notification.

The Sheriff’s Department is asking anyone with information about the incident to call (916) 874-5115 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at (916) 443-HELP. Tip information may also be left anonymously at www.sacsheriff.com or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).

Benjy Egel: (916) 321-1052, @BenjyEgel

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