Happy Camp death ruled a homicide

Jan 5, 2016 3:23 PM by News Staff

Authorities with the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s office determined Tuesday that the man found dead in Happy Camp has been ruled a homicide.

An autopsy was performed on Kristopher Estes Kussner McCraw, 48, of Happy Camp, and determined that McCraw was killed by blunt force trauma.

Sheriffs responded to a report of a dead body in a residence on the 900 block of Curly Jack Road in Happy Camp. Sheriff Sergeant located McCraw in the residence.

Sheriff Jon Lopey said they are withholding any more until the investigations has run its course.

“At this time, the SCSO’s Major Crimes’ Unit is developing investigative leads, analyzing results of the crime scene investigation, and awaiting the results of a forensic autopsy, which is scheduled to be conducted within the next day or two,” he said.

Anyone with information about the case is urged to contact the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office 24-hour Dispatch Center at (530) 841-2900


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