Human remains discovered near Cottonwood Creek

Authorities are currently investigating after human remains were located Saturday in an unincorporated area of Shasta County.

Posted: Jan 26, 2021 2:33 PM
Updated: Jan 26, 2021 4:07 PM

COTTONWOOD, Calif. - Human remains were located near Cottonwood Creek Saturday evening, according to the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities said the remains were located near the Cottonwood Creek in the area of Interstate 5 overpass in Shasta County.

On Jan. 26, the Coroner’s Office, along with the help from members of the Anthropology Department at Chico State, returned to the scene to conduct a more thorough search for remains.

The decedent is currently unidentified. The case is still under investigation by the Shasta County Coroner’s Office.

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