Police Identify Body Found in Walnut Orchard in Gridley

The Butte County Sheriff's office has identified the body found in a walnut orchard in Gridley on August 22.

Posted: Aug. 22, 2018 5:08 PM
Updated: Aug. 23, 2018 11:08 AM

UPDATE 11:06 a.m. Thursday, August 23, 2018 - The Butte County Sheriff's Office have identified Victor Magana, 23, of Gridley, as the body found in a walnut orchard on August 22. 

The sheriff's office has not released any other information at this time, but they are investigating the case a homicide. 

Stay tuned with KHSL CBS Channel 12 and actionnewsnow.com for the latest updates as they become available. 

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GRIDLEY, Calif. - The Butte County Sheriff's Office responded to reports of what appeared to be a body on the ground in a walnut orchard in Gridley, near Larkin road and Ord Ranch road. 

When deputies arrived on the scene, they located a deceased male in the area of the reports. 

BCSO Investigations Unit responded to the scene and due to the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death, detectives are currently investigating the case as a homicide. 

Limited information is available at this time. 

Stay with KHSL CBS Channel 12 and actionnewsnow.com for the latest updates as they become available. 

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