SAN JOSE -- A man found stabbed to death on a secluded road in South San Jose last week has been identified, but there is no more clarity regarding what led to his death, authorities said.

Jose Gamez, 36, described as a transient living in San Jose, was found by a motorist around 1:20 a.m. Thursday in the 500 block of Piercy Road. Responding officers found Gamez lying on the sidewalk and partly on an unlit roadway, according to San Jose police.

No disturbance calls were reported prior to the discovery of Gamez's body, police said.

Neither suspects nor a motive has been released.

The death marked the city's 18th homicide of the year. At the same point in 2013, the city had recorded 22 homicides.

Anyone with information about the Thursday's killing can contact Detective Sgt. Andrew Binder or Detective Jason Tanner at 408-277-5283 or leave a tip with Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at 408-947-STOP (7867) or with svcrimestoppers.org.



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