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Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Was anyone arrested in 2001 slaying at Orangevale apartment complex?

Q: Has anyone ever been caught for the 2001 or 2002 murder of Scott Joseph Lee in Orangevale? It happened on Greenback Lane.

Rachael, Sacramento

A: No arrests have been reported in the shooting death of 23-year-old Scott Joseph Lee at an Orangevale apartment in March 2001.

According to a story in The Sacramento Bee at the time of the slaying, a Sacramento County sheriff’s spokesman said detectives were puzzled by the events surrounding the death.

Lee’s body was found in bushes outside his residence at the Heather Ridge Apartments, 8721 Greenback Lane. He had been shot several times in the upper torso.

Lee was speaking on the phone with his sister at 11:30 p.m. March 26, when he was attacked. He sister heard a commotion, then the phone went dead.

After the call, Lee’s father and girlfriend went to Lee’s ground-floor apartment. They found the front door open and nobody inside, sheriff’s officials said. Searching around the landscaped yard, they discovered Lee’s body between two apartment buildings.

Sheriff’s officials said at the time that there was no obvious motive for the shooting, although robbery was a possibility.