The body of a man was discovered inside a shopping cart at a northern California grocery store on Sunday afternoon in a case that authorities are investigating as a homicide.
Officers responded to Food Maxx in Chico after a caller reported that an unresponsive person was inside a shopping cart near the front of the store, the Chico Police Department said.
The caller said the body was wrapped in a large sheet of white plastic and believed the man was dead.
Medical personnel arrived and the scene and confirmed the man was deceased.
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Police said the body appeared to have suffered “visible injuries” and began investigating the case as a homicide.
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No further details about the man’s identity or the investigation were immediately available.
Chico is a city about 90 miles north of Sacramento.