Police investigate homicide into man found in Sacramento home fire

11:47 AM, Feb 2, 2013   |    comments
Body found inside of burned home on Norwood Avenue, Feb. 1, 2013
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SACRAMENTO, CA - The death of a man whose body was found inside of a home destroyed by a fire Friday morning has been deemed a homicide.

The body of 32-year-old Patrick Kendrick was found inside of a home on the 3700 block of Norwood Avenue after a fire broke out there around 10 a.m. Kendrick identification was released by the Sacramento County Coroner's Office Saturday.

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Sacramento police Officer Doug Morse said Kendrick's death is considered a homicide because of the trauma to his upper body. Detectives believe that the fire was started to cover up the initial incident, which lead to Kendrick's death.

Police said Friday they are looking for an older model white Honda Civic without hubcaps observed near Norwood and Interstate 80 at the time of the fire. Its driver, described as an Hispanic man in his 20s, may be connected to the house fire, police said.

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