Man Found Dead in Apartment After Fire Identified


Crime scene tape remains up outside a home along Norwood Avenue.


The Sacramento County Coroner’s office has identified the man found dead after an apartment fire as 32-year-old Patrick Kendrick.

Firefighters had called in homicide detectives after they found a dead body in the remains of a house fire along Norwood Avenue just south of I-80 late Friday morning.

Authorities have said there is trauma on the body, making them treat the incident as homicide.

As reported later Friday afternoon, witnesses reported that the man inside the home was allegedly alive while the fire was burning.

Investigators have said that they have a person of interest in the fire – as well as with the homicide.

Sam Cohen and Lonnie Wong contributed to this report.