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Body found in park in south Sacramento, authorities confirm

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Sacramento Police found a dead man lying in the middle of Pollack Ranch Park in south Sacramento on Jan. 2, 2019.
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Sacramento Police found a dead man lying in the middle of Pollack Ranch Park in south Sacramento on Jan. 2, 2019.

The Sacramento Police Department found a dead man lying in the middle of Pollack Ranch Park in south Sacramento Wednesday morning.

Around 9:36 a.m., police received a call from fire personnel regarding the dead body, department spokeswoman Linda Matthew said. The body was originally spotted by a passerby, she said.

The cause of death is still being investigated, Matthew said. Detectives are canvassing homes in the area to gather information and possibly acquire nearby surveillance footage that may have spotted the victim coming into the park, she said.

“Well, it is a big area, but there are a lot of neighbors that are outside and aware of what goes on in this neighborhood throughout the day, throughout the evening,” Matthew said.

Police do not currently know how long the victim had been in the park before being found, Matthew said.

The identity of the victim will be released pending notification of next of kin.

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