Crime - Sacto 911

Man found dead off Garden Highway identified

A man who was found dead Tuesdaymorning in a field off Garden Highway has been identified by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office as 23-year-old Boakai Konneh.

The Coroner’s Office said Konneh’s city of residence had not been determined.

A Sacramento County sheriff’s work project crew was cleaning up trash in the 5100 block of Garden Highway about 9:45 a.m. when they came upon a deceased man in the the field, according to the Sheriff’s Department. Officials said a preliminary assessment determined that the victim had an apparent gunshot wound to the upper torso.

They said it was not known when Konneh was killed or whether the shooting occurred at the location where the body was found.

Detectives ask anyone with information pertaining to the case to call the Sheriff’s Department at 916-874-5115, or Crime Alert at 916-443-4357. Tip information may be left anonymously on the Sheirff’s Department website, by texting 274637 and entering the keyword “SSD,” through the P3 Tips app for iPhone or Android or by calling 916-874-8477.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy