Elk Grove police ID man who died near walking trail

A man was found dead under suspicious circumstances in Elk Grove Thursday, police say.

The Elk Grove Police Department reports the 75-year-old victim was discovered in a field off a walking trail at Whitelock Parkway and Bellaterra Drive.

The man was identified as Xihao Huang of Elk Grove Friday morning according to the Sacramento county coroner.

The man lived in the area and walking the path was part of his regular routine, investigators have learned. It's believed the victim left his home around 7 a.m. Family members became concerned when he did not return after several hours.

A relative found the man and called police.

Police said there was trauma on the body that would not have been caused by a fall or under natural circumstances.

The Sacramento County Coroner's Office will be conducting an autopsy and releasing the victim's name.


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