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Sheriff's Department Requests Assistance in Identification of Skeletal Remains

Wednesday, January 7, 2009 12:01 AM

For Immediate Release:

The analyses of skeletal remains found in the Feather River Bottoms area on October 24, 2008 have been completed. The analysis was conducted by Dr. Turhon A. Murad from the California State University at Chico, Human Identification Laboratory (CSUS-HIL). Some of the facts regarding the identification of the skeletal remains gleaned from the examination include that the remains are most likely those of a Caucasian male adult, 55 years of age or older, 5' 10 plus or minus 2 inches. The remains had most likely been at their discovery site from one to two years. This person had poor dental health with all of his upper teeth missing and his lower molars missing ante mortem for some time. There is some dental work present that could ultimately be useful in determining identification. It was observed that the subject suffered from arthritis in one his shoulders. It is also possible that the subject either rode horses or large motorcycles for a considerable period of time in his life. The exact cause of death has yet to be determined and further analysis and investigation will be conducted.

Contact Information and Telephone Number:

Captain Jeff Pierce
(530) 822-7307

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