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Victim identified in Sunday homicide in south Sacramento

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.

A man found dead in his south Sacramento home Sunday after has been identified by the coroner’s office as authorities investigate an apparent homicide.

Damien Michael, 49, was reportedly the victim of a “violent assault” in his home on Peevey Court, according to the coroner’s office and a news release by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department.

Michael was found dead inside his home by a family member about 2 p.m. Sunday, according to the sheriff’s news release.

No motive or suspect information have been released by authorities as the homicide case remains under investigation.

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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