SACRAMENTO -- A man died four days after police say he was attacked by three men while walking in the Meadowview area.
The victim, whose identity has not been released by the coroner's office, was walking along Freeport Boulevard Wednesday evening when he was attacked by three men and beaten badly.
The one-mile stretch of Freeport Boulevard where police say the attack happened is part of the old Highway 16, an uninviting location for pedestrians.
“Our victim was walking on Freeport Boulevard between Florin Road and Meadowview Road when he was assaulted by three subjects," said Sacramento Police Officer Chad Lewis.
The victim did not report the attack to the police and instead checked himself into a local hospital the next day.
"He sustained very serious injuries, including multiple facial fractures, additional serious injuries and lost consciousness during the initial assault,” Lewis told FOX40.
He could only give a sketchy account of what happened and was able to come up with some descriptions of three suspects, who were all around 25 years old:
Male, Asian, 5 feet 4 inches tall, thin, muscular build, black hair, clean-shaven, seen wearing a white long-sleeved T-shirt and gray shorts
Male, black, between 5 feet 4 inches and 5 feet 6 inches tall, thin build, black hair, goatee, seen wearing a white T-shirt and black or blue shorts
Male, black, between 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall, thin build, black hair, full beard, seen wearing a gray T-shirt and black or blue shorts
The victim was not able to say exactly where on the street he was attacked nor give an exact time of day when it happened, only that it was sometime Wednesday evening.
Investigators say the victim was walking on the west side of Freeport Boulevard but the issue is there are no homes or businesses on that side of the street, which means their search for witnesses will be difficult.
There are businesses on either side of the stretch of road but they are on the opposite of the street.
"All of the circumstances of this one have caused some difficulties, which is why we're seeking the public’s assistance and why that assistance is paramount in cases like this to help us bring the people who did this to justice,” Officer Lewis said.
Police, of course, got a late start on the case because it wasn't reported right away. They did canvas the area but the likelihood is that any witnesses were probably driving through the area on Wednesday evening. Police would like to talk to anyone who may have seen something suspicious.