NORTH HIGHLANDS (CBS13) – Detectives are investigating after an elderly woman was killed in an attack at the Highlands High School field early Wednesday morning.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department says deputies were called to the area around 6 a.m. to investigate a reported assault on the track at the school.

At the scene, deputies found that two women had been attacked. One of the victims – a woman in her 80s – suffered fatal injuries, the other woman was treated at the scene.

A tarp covering up a body could be seen in a field at the school.

The suspect is described as a black man, about 30 years old and about 5’6”. He was clean shaven and was wearing black sweats and a burgundy sweater. He was last seen running away from the scene, climbing over a fence. It appears no weapons were used, deputies say.

Detectives are trying to find out a motive for the attack. A witness said the women regularly exercise on the track in the morning.

The incident happened before the start of the school day.


Both Highlands High School and Don Julio Junior High are on lockdown, but the school day will go on as usual, authorities say.

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