Officers at the scene of the murder.
Authorities are investigating the brutal murder of a 78-year-old man in Rancho Cordova Sunday.
Police were called to a mobile home park on Routier Road around 11:40 a.m. after an elderly man was reportedly lying inside his home hurt.
First responders soon found that a 78-year-old man was dead inside the home. The man, who has not been officially identified at this time, had suffered blunt trauma to his upper body.
The man’s 78-year-old wife was also found hurt inside the home. She was taken to the hospital and is currently in critical condition.
A car stolen near the area has sparked the interest of homicide detectives, Sheriff’s Spokesperson Lisa R. Bowman tells FOX40. Detectives are stopping short of calling the car a suspect vehicle, however.
Later Sunday night, sheriff’s announced that the car was found unoccupied.
Anyone with further information on the incident is asked to call the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (916) 874-5115.
Photo of the stolen car that has sparked the interest of detectives. Courtesy: Sac Sheriffs