A startling discovery in Walnut Grove this morning has turned into a homicide investigation after a body was found around 8:00 this morning.  It was found along a dirt levy road near the Sacramento River.  Homicide investigators were called to the scene,

"Basically to just check to see if this was a natural death, perhaps a suicide," said Sergeant Lisa Bowman.

Bowman continued to say that that wasn't the case and it's now being investigated as suspicious.

"We don't want to release the race, the gender, the age of the person at this moment.  We have no identity on the person at this time," she added.

While the coroner tries to determine a time of death, investigators are trying to figure out if the levee area is where the person died or if the body was dumped there.