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Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Any arrests in death of man found in Meadowview home filled with natural gas?

Q: In December 2014, Robert “Tito” Santos was found dead in his home in south Sacramento? Has anyone been arrested in connection with this crime?

Sharon, Sacramento

A: No arrests have been reported in the death of 57-year-old Robert Santos, who was found Dec. 5 inside a Meadowview home that was filled with natural gas.

Police said that two friends of Santos became worried when they did not hear from him, and they went to check on him at a home in the 1400 block of 68th Avenue. They found him inside the residence and called authorities.

Sacramento firefighters arrived and smelled natural gas coming from inside the home. A fire department hazardous materials team eventually cleared the house for safe entry. Santos subsequently was pronounced dead by fire department personnel.

Once inside, police found signs of foul play, and homicide detectives were called to the scene. The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office reported that Santos died of a gunshot to the head, and the death has been classified as a homicide.