Body found near burned out shed in Cottonwood identified

Nov 12, 2015 4:43 PM by News Staff

The man found dead near a burned out shed and travel trailer in Cottonwood Tuesday has been identified by the Shasta County coroner’s office.

Thomas Smith, 49, of Cottonwood was found on a property on Two Feathers Road, off of Gaspoint Road around 1 p.m. Tuesday.

The property owners tell Action News Now they had been letting Smith stay in the shed on their property.

The coroner’s office says Smith had second degree burns to approximately 30 percent of his body, but the cause of death is pending a toxicology results.


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