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Homicide investigated as male is found dead inside SUV in Carmichael, sheriff says

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A coroner investigates deaths of persons dying from criminal violence, accidents, suicide, sudden unexpected deaths (without an attending physician), any suspicious or unusual circumstances, or when the decedent is unidentified. Here's a look.
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A coroner investigates deaths of persons dying from criminal violence, accidents, suicide, sudden unexpected deaths (without an attending physician), any suspicious or unusual circumstances, or when the decedent is unidentified. Here's a look.

Authorities are investigating a homicide after a male victim was found dead inside a vehicle in Carmichael with apparent trauma to his body Friday morning, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies located the victim about 6 a.m. inside a green Ford Explorer in the 6300 block of Coyle Avenue, the sheriff’s office said in a news release. The car was parked next to Coyle Avenue Elementary School.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, where detectives and crime scene investigators remained Friday morning.

No other details were immediately available. The victim will be identified by the coroner’s office pending notification of family.

The sheriff’s office asks anyone with additional information to contact 916-874-5115 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at 916-443-4357.

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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