Police Investigating Suspicious Death of Man Found Inside Home

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SACRAMENTO -- Sacramento Police continue to investigate after the body of a male was found on the 6900 block of 24th street in south Sacramento.

At approximately 5:30 p.m. on Friday, the Sacramento Police Department says they received calls about a body found in a trailer. Police believe that person may have been dead for up to two weeks and are trying to determine if foul play was a factor in the death.

“So far what we know is the resident of the property arrived on scene and located a male adult unresponsive inside a trailer that's on the property,” said Public Information Officer Tracy Trapini.

Neighbors say they are confused, and they hope police can provide answers.

Tara Singh calls the south Sacramento neighborhood, home.

“Nobody knows what happened, so right now they are kind of suspicious,” said Singh.

Singh believes he knows the man who was found and is shocked by the unexpected death of a man he calls a good friend.

“He used to visit over here all the time, and for a month I didn't see him,” said Singh. “Two and a half weeks passed and we found out that he's gone.”

On Friday night, Singh walked up and down the neighborhood streets, checking on friends, making sure loved ones are accounted for. Many of the discussions center around how safe they believe the neighborhood is.

“It’s a very nice neighborhood, everybody is so friendly,” said Singh. “I walk with my dog every day.”

Police say the body was found with a wound to the left side of his head, but further details are limited. The nature of the wound was not disclosed.

“Homicide detectives are beginning their investigation. We are not calling this a homicide yet, we have to rule out if this is a suicide,” said Trapini.

For those who call this neighborhood home, on Friday night, there were more questions than answers.

“May his soul rest in peace in heaven, and God bless the family,” said Singh.

A simple gesture of prayer, for a friend, neighbors remember fondly as a "gentleman."