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Body found at San Juan Park in Citrus Heights

San Juan Park is located at 5509 Mariposa Ave., in Citrus Heights. // M. Hazlip

By Mike Hazlip–
Citrus Heights police vehicles and crime scene tape could be seen at San Juan Park on Saturday after a body was found in the southwest area of the park.

Police Lt. Wesley Herman told The Sentinel officers were called to the scene on Aug. 8 shortly after 7 a.m. He said responding officers located the body of a male in his late 50s.

Investigators found significant trauma to the man’s upper body and are treating the death as a homicide.

Police did not have a suspect in custody as of Saturday night. No further details were released.

San Juan Park is located at 5509 Mariposa Ave., near Madison Avenue.

Anyone with information related to the death is asked to contact the Citrus Heights Police Investigations Unit by calling (916) 727-5500.

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