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Update: Butte County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Rule Suspicious Death A Homicide

Friday, October 06, 2017/Categories: Press Release

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October 6, 2017
UPDATE: BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE DETECTIVES RULE SUSPICIOUS DEATH A HOMICIDE
Oroville, Ca—Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) Detectives have continued investigating the suspicious death in the area of Crystal Pines Road, in Oroville.
Circumstances surrounding the incident remain under investigation, and limited information is available at this time. The incident is now being investigated as a homicide. Detectives have identified the decedent as John Prater, age 35, of Oroville.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the BCSO Investigations Unit at 530.538.7671.
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BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE SUSPICIOUS DEATH
Oroville, Ca— At approximately 9:00 AM on October 5, 2017, Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) received a call from a citizen reporting suspicious circumstances in the area of Crystal Pines Road in Oroville.
Deputies arrived on scene and located a deceased male. Due to the suspicious nature of the death, BCSO detectives have launched an investigation into the incident.
The investigation is in the very early stages, and limited information is available at this time. More information will be released as it becomes available.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the BCSO Investigations Unit at 530.538.7671.
Contact:
BCSO Community Relations Unit
530.871.9440

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