The Butte County Sheriff's Department has released the name of the victim of a possible homicide as that of 23-year-old Victor Magana of Gridley.

In an effort to protect the integrity of the investigation, detectives are not releasing additional information at this time.

At approximately 7 a.m., on August 22, 2018, Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) received a report of what appeared to be a body on the ground in a walnut orchard near Larkin Road and Ord Ranch Road in Gridley. BCSO Deputies responded to the area and located a deceased male.

The BCSO Investigations Unit responded to the scene. Due to suspicious circumstances surrounding the death, BCSO Detectives are currently investigating this case as a homicide.

Limited information is available at this time. BCSO Detectives are requesting anyone with information, or who happened to be in the area of Larkin Road and Ord Ranch Rd. Tuesday, August 21, 2018 and saw or heard anything suspicious, to please contact the BCSO Investigations Unit at 538-7671.