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Detectives investigating suspicious death of missing person

Shasta County detectives are investigating the death of a missing person who was found near Keswick Lake.

Posted: Oct 19, 2021 4:07 PM

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. - Officials are investigating the suspicious death of a missing person who was found dead near Keswick Lake, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office said.

On Sunday, deputies received a report of a missing person at about 11:46 p.m.

The person was identified as 35-year-old Christopher Catterson of Redding.

Catterson left to go fishing on Saturday but never returned home.

As information came in, deputies learned Catterson could be in the area of Keswick Lake near the Chappie-Shasta Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area.

Deputies responded to the area and located Catterson’s vehicle and located Catterson dead.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit responded and took over the death.

Officials said the case is treated as a suspicious death based on the circumstances.

An autopsy is scheduled.

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