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Dead body found with knife wounds in south Sacramento park

Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department detectives are investigating a homicide in a south Sacramento park.

Authorities were dispatched Saturday afternoon to Woody Hampton Park on Florin Mall Drive, where the body of a deceased male was found near a baseball field. Homicide detectives discovered knife wounds on the victim, though the official cause of death has yet to be determined by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office.

The identity of the victim will be released after the family has been notified.

Detectives are seeking tips from the public about this case. To contact the sheriff’s department: (916) 874-5115 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-4357 (HELP). Anonymous tips can also be left at, or via text at 274637 (CRIMES) and entering the keyword “SSD.”

Call The Bee’s Chris Macias, (916) 321-1253. Follow him on Twitter @chris_macias.