Sheriff’s Department Investigating After Body Found in Roadway in Rural Area of Sacramento County

ELVERTA -- The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department is investigating after a man's body was found in the road in a rural area of Elverta.

The sheriff's department received a call about 1:20 p.m. reporting a body on Kasser Road near Tan Woods Road in Elverta, near Gibson Ranch Park.

Detectives believe the man died from injuries caused by a vehicle. The sheriff's department is calling the death "suspicious" and believe the man was killed in a hit-and-run.

The man's identity has not been released.

Detectives are going door-to-door in the area, interviewing neighbors to see if anyone may have seen anything.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department at (916) 874-5115.

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