Fresno Police are investigating the city's first homicide of the year

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Just after one in the morning, detectives said two people riding bicycles discovered the dying victim. (KFSN)

Just after one in the morning, detectives said two people riding bicycles discovered the dying victim. Late Tuesday he was identified as 55-year-old James Lindsey.

So far, officers have few clues and, as of now, a lot of legwork ahead.

"Contacted several witnesses in the area; there were two homeless encampments in the area. We spoke with several individuals from those encampments as witnesses and we will continue to investigate," said Sgt. Sean Biggs, Fresno Police Department.

After seven hours at the crime scene, still many questions remain.

The homicide happened in an area just below Highway 168. A neighborhood is situated nearby, along with a cluster of businesses like towing companies and recycling centers.

Police will not say if the victim was homeless but they are hoping to see who was with him and what was going on before the deadly confrontation.

"The best hope is that we have some sort of surveillance in the area that actually caught the crime on film," said Biggs.

An autopsy was completed Tuesday, but Lindsey's cause of death is not being revealed yet.

There is a fair amount of foot traffic in the area, including many who are homeless. Police are hoping someone will provide a tip that leads to a suspect.

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