Body found in Shasta County, death investigated as homicide

Aug 20, 2015 6:44 PM by News Staff

The decomposing body of a Shasta Lake man has been found near Whitmore, and authorities are investigating his death as homicide.

On August 11, Shasta County sheriff’s deputies were called to investigate reports of a decomposing body in a wooded area off of Miller Mountain Road.

Following an autopsy, authorities were able to identify the man as 35-year-old Shasta Lake resident Owen Boyt, who had last been seen on June 7.

The autopsy also revealed injuries that have prompted authorities to rule Boyt’s death a homicide.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit is investigating the case, and anyone with information is asked to call (530) 245-6135.


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