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Bangor Suspicious Death Investigation Update

Thursday, November 17, 2016/Categories: Press Release

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November 17, 2016

Oroville, Ca—The Butte County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Unit is conducting an ongoing investigation into the suspicious death in Bangor, involving a male who was located deceased in the passenger seat of a vehicle on McCaton Drive. The deceased male has been identified as Kenneth Tam, age 55, from the Sacramento area. Next of kin has been notified.
The cause of death remains unknown at this time; however, an autopsy will be conducted this week.

Through the investigation, detectives have learned that the deceased male was connected to a marijuana grow in the Brownsville area. This incident is being investigated as a suspicious death at this time.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the BCSO Investigations Unit at (530)538-7671.

For more information, please contact
BCSO Community Relations Unit
(530) 871-9440

Bangor Suspicious Death Investigation
Oroville- (11/15/16)

On Monday, 11/14/16 at approximately 1:09pm, a citizen reported a subject deceased in a vehicle on McCaton Drive in Bangor. Deputies arrived and located a deceased male in the passenger seat. The identity of the deceased male has not been confirmed.

It is not believed the vehicle was involved in a traffic collision and investigators are looking into the death as suspicious at this point. Anyone with information is urged to call the Butte County Sheriff’s Office Investigation Unit at (530) 538-7671.

BCSO Community Relations Unit
(530) 871-9440

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