A body found on a pedestrian walkway in San Jose on Monday was ruled to be a homicide victim by the Santa Clara County medical examiner's office on Tuesday, police said.
Police responded to reports of a body found on a pedestrian walkway near Curtner Avenue and State Route 87 at 3:30 p.m. Monday.
The victim was already deceased when officers arrived and medical examiner's officials took custody of the body, police said.
On Tuesday afternoon, the medical examiner's office ruled the death a homicide.
Police have not revealed the nature of the victim's injuries, but have said the incident is not believed to be gang-related. The 48-year-old transient victim's name has been withheld pending notification of their next of kin.
Anyone with information about the case has been asked to contact San Jose police at (408) 277-5283.