SACRAMENTO—The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office has identified a man found dead on a Valley Hi sidewalk in Sacramento on September 14 as Joseph Lee Stanley, 20. Valley Hi is a neighborhood in south Sacramento, just north of Elk Grove and Laguna.
Stanley, 20, of Sacramento was found by three pedestrians on the east side of Franklin Boulevard just north of Whisper Wood Way at approximately 9:00 p.m. Sunday evening.
The Sacramento Fire Department were the first responders to the scene and noted “obvious signs of trauma to the upper body” of the victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
Firefighters called in police officers who launched an investigation. Detectives and crime scene investigators spoke with witnesses and searched the area for evidence. According to a news release from the Sacramento Police Department, a motive for the assault is not yet known.