Vietnam Veteran Murdered in Nevada County

Authorities are investigating a murder involving two veterans in Nevada County.

Posted: May 30, 2018 10:21 AM
Updated: May 30, 2018 10:27 AM

NEVADA COUNTY, Calif.—Authorities are investigating a murder involving two veterans in Nevada County.

Some of the details in this case could be disturbing.

Authorities say that 70 year old Stan Normal, a Vietnam veteran was tortured and murdered.

His body was then burned beyond recognition.

Nevada County Investigators say this man Sean Bryant is the suspect in the murder.

They say he was a supposed friend of the victim who tried to cover up the horrific crime.

Rob Bringolf from the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office said, "I don't think Stan would have seen it coming. I don't think anyone would have seen it coming. The way in which Mr. Norman was said to expire is different. It was a turn of events. It's not something I've never dealt with as an investigator."

Norman and Bryant had been drinking together at McGee’s Bar in Grass Valley the night of the alleged murder.

The two left together.

Norman was never seen alive again.

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