DEVELOPING: Deputies responding to a report of a "man down' in the South Oroville area 7 a.m. this morning found a deceased adult male in a yard near the intersection of Elgin St. and Fallbrook St. The male has been identified, but his identity is not being released pending notification of family. The Butte County Sheriffs Department is characterizing the death as suspicious, but no further details have been released. Witnesses have described the scene as "bloody". We will be following this story throughout the day and will bring you the latest as it comes in.
UPDATE 12:47 p.m.- The Butte County Sheriffs Department has ruled the death a suicide. The cause of death took investigators some time due to the nature of the incident.