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Officers find dead man and marijuana in south Sacramento home

Google Earth image shows 7500 block of Mandy Drive, where a young man was found dead in a house with a large number of marijuana plants.
Google Earth image shows 7500 block of Mandy Drive, where a young man was found dead in a house with a large number of marijuana plants.

A young man was found dead in a house with a large number of marijuana plants in south Sacramento.

Sacramento police officers were dispatched to a home in the 7500 block of Mandy Drive about 8 p.m. Monday for a call about a burglary in which a man had been found inside the house. The man was not responsive, according to the caller.

When officers arrived, they found a man in his 20s on the floor. He had suffered trauma to his upper body and was declared dead at the scene by Sacramento Fire Department medical personnel.

A sweep of the house to assure officers there were no more victims and to look for a perpetrator resulted in finding a large, sophisticated marijuana growing operation, according to a Sacramento police news release.

Homicide detectives were called to the scene. No arrests have been made. While there is no specific motive in the case, officers do not believe that the killing was random.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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