Officials: Western Nevada County man likely murdered with arrow
August 21, 2007
GRASS VALLEY ” A man found dead this afternoon with a crossbow arrow in his neck at a home in the Lake of the Pines area was most likely murdered, Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal said.
Deputies found the man, described to be in his 60s, at a home on the 10000 block of Raker Court at 12:02 p.m, he said.
“He had an arrow from a crossbow in his neck and there was a crossbow in the other room,” Royal said this afternoon. “We’re considering this a suspicious death. It’s unknown at this time if it was self-inflicted. At this point we’re treating it as a homicide.”
A Sacramento attorney called the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office at 10:50 a.m. and said deputies should check on the home, Royal said.
The attorney said the person who told him about the dead man was in his office, but he would not give any more information about the person.
The attorney told investigators there would be blood at the scene, Royal said.
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The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office is also investigating the death of the Lake of the Pines man.
The man’s identity is not being released pending notification of next of kin, Royal said.