Dead body found near Highway 99

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The body of a man was found between Highway 99 and Evans Furniture Wednesday late afternoon.

Foul play is not suspected in the death and the Butte County Coroner’s Office will lead the investigation, said Sgt. Cesar Sandoval.

The body was found by a security guard who called the police around 4:30 p.m.

Sgt. Cesar Sandoval said the identity, age and residence were not immediately available to police. It was unclear if the man was homeless or not.

This is the second dead body found in Chico this month, the first being on Nov. 2 at Depot park.

This man appeared to be in his late 40s with no foul play suspected in his death as well, say police.

The names of both men have yet to be released by the Coroner’s Office.

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