Body found in Oroville outbuilding, death ruled a homicide

Dec 2, 2014 5:47 PM by News Staff

A man was found dead in an Oroville outbuilding Monday afternoon and investigators have ruled his death a homicide.

According to the Butte County Sheriff's Office, a concerned person asked sheriff's deputies to check on 67-year-old Michael Verne Underhill Monday afternoon. When deputies arrived the residence on Pinecrest Road they found Underhill dead in an outbuilding.

Detectives say the circumstances at the scene appeared suspicious in nature and the case was ruled a homicide.

The Butte County Sheriff's Office said they cannot release any other information at this time. Anyone with information is asked to call the investigations unit at (530) 538-7671.


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