The Sacramento Sheriff’s Department said the body of a juvenile female was found at at 6:30 this morning. The Sheriff’s Department is still at the park. No additional information was provided.
Rosemont Patch will update as soon as additional information is provided.
Update: Sacramento Sheriff’s spokesman, Jason Ramos, said homicide detectives are investigating the scene, although it has not officially been classified as a homicide.
“There is obvious trauma at the scene, but we don’t know for sure if it’s a homicide,” Ramos said. “We can’t rule out suicide. It’s a death scene investigation right now.”
School resource officers are also at the park and officers are checking local school attendance records to see who is missing.
“We are trying to figure out what we’ve got here so we can have a starting point,” Ramos said.
The body was discovered by a woman walking in the park collecting recyclables.
Update 2 p.m.
The Sacramento Sheriff's Department released a statement saying they are going to treat the incident as a homicide investigation.
The victim was found on the ground inside one of the dugouts at Rosemont Community Park and was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators have not yet determined the cause of death.
There is no information regarding any possible suspects. Sheriff deputies and detectives are still canvassing the neighborhood for information about any activity at the park yesterday evening and this morning.
The identity of the victim has not yet been released.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department at 916-874-5115, Crime Alert at 916-443-HELP or send a text message tip to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.