A body was found in the Lowe’s parking lot in San Jose, prompting to investigate the 38th homicide of the year.
The body was reported on Monday about 10:30 p.m. at 755 Ridder Park Drive, next to the former Mercury News office and 200 yards away from Coyote Creek, where there is a large homeless encampment.
There have been eight homeless people killed this year. Detectives last month were trying to figure out if they were connected any way.
Officer Albert Morales said the man who was killed appeared also to be homeless based on what detectives found at the scene.
Officers in the most recent homicide found the unconscious man in the parking lot near a car that appeared to be a Pontiac Aztek and an orange bicycle, which was chained to the rear driver's wheel. The car was towed away after 7 a.m. Morales did not confirm that the Pontiac belonged to the dead man.
The investigation did not affect Lowe’s opening at 6 a.m. Lowe's spokeswoman Karen Cobb wanted the public to know that no customers and no employees had any involvement in the matter.