Dec 3, 2013 6:11 PM
Shasta Secret Witness has posted a $10,000 reward for information regarding the suspicious car fire in which a body was found in its bed in Millville on November 3.
In the early morning of November 3, Shasta County Cal Fire was dispatched to a grass fire on Bass Pond Road in Millville. When firefighters arrived they found a pickup truck fully engulfed in flames. As they extinguished the fire they found human remains in the bed of the truck. After the discovery of the body the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office was called to the scene.
The Shasta County Coroner’s Office has yet to identify the victim nor confirm if the victim was a male or a female. They have sent the remains of the individual to the Department of Justice (DOJ) for further analysis.
The Major Crimes Unit of the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office also had little updated information since their initial press release because they are awaiting for reports to return from the DOJ as well as Cal Fire’s on what caused the fire. A detective for the unit did confirm today the owner of the truck was contacted and the truck was not reported stolen.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office or to give an anonymous tip to Secret Witness at 243-2319.