Woman Found Murdered in 17th Street Residence

On Saturday, June 28, 2014, at approximately 10:01 a.m., officers responded to an apartment in the 1600 block of 17th Street regarding a report of a possibly deceased woman.

The victim was discovered by her friend who went to check on her welfare after multiple texts and calls to her phone went unanswered. The woman, in her 30s, was found unresponsive by her friend who immediately called 911. Sacramento Fire Department Personnel initially responded and notified police who arrived shortly thereafter.

Responding officers secured the scene and summoned the assistance of homicide detectives due to the obvious signs of trauma to the victim. CSI also responded to assist.

A specific motive is unknown at this time. Detectives do not believe this to be a random incident.

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this crime to contact the dispatch center at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.