On Friday 07-29-11 at approximately 1100 hours a reporting party called NCPD to report a body in the river bottom near the westbound 54 freeway. The victim’s body had signs of trauma. The case was original investigated by NCPD but then turned over to CVPD due to the body being found in CVPD jurisdiction.
The case was turned over to the county Medical Examiner’s Office. Autopsy results on Saturday revealed that the 52-year-old man died of blunt-force head injuries and the death was termed a homicide.
On 07-30-11 at approximately 2000 hours Detectives from CVPD served a search warrant near where the body was located. The investigation is ongoing.
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