Sacramento Police investigating after unhoused woman with ‘serious injuries’ found dead

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — The Sacramento Police Department is investigating the homicide of a woman who they believe was unhoused. 

Just before 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, officers found the woman’s body in the Gardenland area, near Northgate Boulevard and Garden Highway.

Police said the woman, who they believe was living in the area, “sustained serious injuries that appeared to be from an assault.”

Investigators processed the scene and searched for potential witnesses, police said. Officials have no details on who may have assaulted the woman. 

The woman will be identified by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office after the family has been notified. 

FOX40 reached out to Maryhouse in Sacramento, which provides daytime shelter and services to unhoused women and children, for a comment on this recent homicide.

As we continue to receive word that unhoused folks are dying by homicide it is just further evidence that more has to be done to provide shelter and services to ensure folks safety. Experiencing homelessness is an unarguable determinant of health and life expectancy, people should not have to fear for their lives because systems fall short of supporting vulnerable people. 

Shannon Dominguez-Stevens, Director of Maryhouse

Anyone who may have information on the homicide is asked to reach out to the police dispatch center at 916-808-5471.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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