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South Sacramento homicide investigated as male is found dead by family member, sheriff says

A Sacramento County Sheriff's vehicle at the scene of a homicide in south Sacramento near Peevey Court and Maynard Way.
A Sacramento County Sheriff's vehicle at the scene of a homicide in south Sacramento near Peevey Court and Maynard Way.

Homicide detectives are investigating after a male victim was found dead inside his south Sacramento home Sunday afternoon, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department said.

Deputies responded to a call just after 2 p.m. from a 911 caller who said he arrived at a family member’s home in the 7000 block of Peevey Court, near Maynard Way, to find that family member dead inside the house, according to a news release by the Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies determined the deceased male had been the victim of a “violent assault,” the news release said.

No motive or suspect information have been released by authorities as of Monday.

The victim’s identity will be released by the coroner’s office pending notification of family.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Department at 916-874-5115 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at 916-443-4357.

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Michael McGough anchors The Sacramento Bee’s breaking news reporting team, covering public safety and other local stories. A Sacramento native and lifelong capital resident, he interned at The Bee while attending Sacramento State, where he earned a degree in journalism.


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