NEVADA COUNTY (CBS13) – A man who was found along a Nevada County road with his throat slashed over the weekend was assaulted by a human, say authorities.

Deputies were dispatched to You Bet Road and Greenhaven Lane around 5:30 p.m. Sunday on reports that a man, 50, had a deep cut on his throat. Originally, it was suspected he was attacked by a mountain lion, but an investigation between Nevada County Sheriff’s Department and the Department of Fish and Wildlife concluded the attack was from a human, according to a sheriff’s department statement.

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Detectives were at the scene of the incident and have requested a warrant to search the victim’s nearby home and property where they believe he was assaulted.

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No arrests have been made in the case, which is active and ongoing.

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Anyone with information about the suspected assault is asked to call the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit at (530)265-1263.