Authorities investigating suspicious death in Anderson

May 5, 2015 7:04 PM by News Staff

The Shasta County Sheriff's Office has launched an investigation after a man's body was found inside an Anderson mobile home Monday morning.

The body of 49-year-old Jimmy O'Neil was found just before 8 a.m. Monday at mobile home on Coleman Hatchery Road. Authorities say when they found O'Neil's body there were obvious signs of blunt force trauma to the head.

A man who claims to be O'Neil's nephew told Action News Now the man tripped and hit his head during the fall.

Shasta County deputies aren't so sure, but they have not been able to locate any witnesses. Deputies say they believe an incident took place outside of the home, and they took a person of interest away from the scene for questioning, however no arrests have been made.

The Shasta County Coroner's Office is conducting an autopsy, and more information will be released when it becomes available.


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