Police discovered a homeless man who was fatally stabbed early Wednesday near a bus stop in Anaheim.
Someone called police around 2:15 a.m. and reported seeing a man on the ground covered in blood, according to the Anaheim Police Department.
Anahem police responded to the 1200 block of South Magnolia Avenue just south of Ball Road where they found a man on the sidewalk suffering from at least one stab wound. Officers and paramedics performed CPR, but the man died shortly after.
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Investigators told NBC4 they have identified him as a 49-year-old homeless man, but did not release his name because they were working to locate his family.
People who work in the area said they remember seeing the man spending time by the bus stop. They described him as being nice and cordial, and were shocked and saddened by the news of his murder.
"He wasn't your typical homeless guy he would just sleep there, you know he wasn't dirty he wasn't drunk or nothing, he just kept to himself," said Joe Soto, a man who works in the area.
Homicide detectives spent hours processing the scene looking for evidence, but no suspect description was available Wednesday morning.
Police were looking for potential surveillance video from nearby businesses and were urging witnesses to come forward. Anyone with information about the stabbing was asked to call CrimeStoppers at 855-847-6227.
Magnolia Avenue was closed to street and foot traffic Wednesday morning.
Annette Arreola contributed to this report.