Suspicious death near Weed has been ruled a homicide

Update as of 8 p.m. Friday, February 8

The Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office has ruled this death a homicide. The body was found by a utility worker near North Old State Road in vicinity of Eddy Creek Road, a remote area located northwest of Weed.

The man has been identified as Hunter Simms, 31, of Texas.

Anyone with any possible information on the incident is asked to call the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office at (530) 841 - 2900.

Original article

Siskiyou County deputies are investigating a suspicious death after a body was found at the bottom of an embankment near a county road in the "South County" area of Siskiyou County.

Officials said a utility worker found the body around 11:15 a.m. Thursday. Authorities said evidence at the scene suggested the death was suspicious.

Siskiyou County patrol units and the Major Crimes Unit, including detectives and forensic technicians, are conducting a crime scene investigation and an autopsy will be scheduled to determine the cause and manner of the death.

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