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Sheriff’s officials say man found dead in creek had gunshot wound

A man whose body was found floating in a creek Monday had a gunshot wound to the head, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department.

Sheriff’s patrol officers were called about 11:15 a.m. to the area off Deer Creek off Kiefer Boulevard, near the Kiefer Landfill, regarding a body floating in the water. Deputies confirmed that the man was dead and turned the case over to the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office.

Sheriff’s officials said Friday that the Coroner’s Office identified the man as 50-year-old Martin Cuellar Hinojosa. He had been missing from his residence in the 9300 block of Florin Road since early August, according to a Sheriff’s Department news release.

Sheriff’s homicide detectives ask anyone with information regarding his disappearance to call the Sheriff’s Department at 916-874-5115, or Crime Alert at 916-443-4357. Tip information may be left anonymously via, by texting 274637 and entering the key word SSD, or by calling 916-874-8477.