GRASS VALLEY (CBS13) — Authorities are investigating a suspicious death after human remains were found with a burned-out car in Grass Valley over the weekend.
Sunday morning, the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office says, they got a report about a burned vehicle off the 12000 block of Amber Street. Deputies responded to the scene and found the vehicle in a grassy area off the road.READ MORE: Interstate 80 In Fairfield Reopened Sunday
Deputies say human remains were located with the vehicle.READ MORE: Lab Experts Criticize State’s Response To Risk Of 'Serious Injury, Harm or Death' At CA COVID Testing Lab
The scene was then locked down by deputies and several other agencies – including the California Department of Justice, California Highway Patrol, Cal Fire, and anthropologists from Chico State – responded to help investigate.
Exactly what started the fire is unclear at this point. The identity of the person found dead is also unknown.MORE NEWS: Nevada, California Governors Plan A Fix For I-15 Congestion
No other details about the case are being released at this point, but detectives say it’s being investigated as a suspicious death.