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 night and saw or heard anything suspicious, to please contact the BCSO Investigations Unit at 538-7671.

Additional information will be released when it becomes available.