Dead body identified in Plumas County

The Plumas County Sheriff's Office has positively identified the body that was dumped along Highway 70 on Saturday at around 4 p.m.

Posted: Nov 14, 2017 4:51 PM

The Plumas County Sheriff's Office has positively identified the body that was dumped along Highway 70 on Saturday at around 4 p.m.

According to deputies, the body has been identified as 44-year-old Anthony Richins from Reno, NV.

Deputies say that preliminary autopsy results indicate that Richins died as a result of a heroin overdose, but toxicology results are still pending.

Investigators determined that Richins' friends dumped his body when he suffered a "medical event" and died after injecting heroin while driving from Reno, NV to Loyalton, CA.

The other passengers in the vehicle with Richins decided to dump the body and continue driving to Loyalton, CA.

The investigation is still ongoing and there has been no word about arrests at this moment.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 292560

Reported Deaths: 6718
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1232563643
Riverside21957515
Orange20225376
San Diego17842406
San Bernardino16586293
Imperial7464125
Fresno728184
Alameda7245142
San Joaquin581761
Kern575987
Santa Clara5552165
Tulare5298148
Sacramento477678
Contra Costa424186
San Francisco407150
Ventura385850
Santa Barbara380830
San Mateo3743111
Marin323226
Stanislaus300450
Kings282338
Monterey227017
Solano192227
Merced162311
Sonoma148714
Placer97011
Madera8578
San Luis Obispo8453
Yolo76028
Santa Cruz5033
Napa4534
Sutter3234
San Benito3042
Butte2954
El Dorado2800
Lassen2670
Shasta1715
Humboldt1574
Nevada1551
Yuba1543
Glenn1530
Lake1001
Colusa980
Mendocino980
Tehama981
Calaveras610
Del Norte580
Tuolumne580
Mono491
Amador350
Inyo341
Siskiyou330
Mariposa311
Plumas150
Alpine20
Trinity20
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Chico
Few Clouds
82° wxIcon
Hi: 98° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 82°
Oroville
Clear
84° wxIcon
Hi: 99° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 84°
Paradise
Few Clouds
82° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 82°
Chester
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 73°
Red Bluff
Clear
90° wxIcon
Hi: 100° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 90°
Willows
Few Clouds
82° wxIcon
Hi: 101° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 82°
Sunny to mostly sunny skies and HOT temperatures are on the way through your weekend
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events