Remains identified as missing Jones Valley man

May 20, 2015 6:45 PM by News Staff

The human remains found Tuesday in a rural Shasta County cow pasture are those of 61-year-old Charles "Buzz" Orr, who was reported missing three weeks ago.

On Tuesday, property owners in the Jones Valley area were checking on their cows when they stumbled upon men's clothing, and then Orr's body.

Charles' wife Tami Orr told Action News Now on Wednesday that Charles left their Jones Valley home on April 29 without his glasses, medication, or car. She said her husband had recently retired to help take care of her ailing mother, and her brother, who has special needs. "He fell into a dark state, he was discontent and looking for things to do" she said.

The Shasta County Coroner's Office says Orr died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.


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