The death of a Bay Area man in Nevada County has been ruled a homicide.
The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office has identified the dead man as Michael E. Mahoney, 67, of Union City.
The Sheriff’s Office was called about 10:15 p.m. Monday to respond to Relief Hill Road and Gaston Grade for a possible search and rescue for an unidentified man. Family members had called a fire department after the man had not been seen for several days.
When deputies got to the 30000 block of Relief Hill Road, northeast of Nevada City, they found Mahoney dead. At first his death was labeled suspicious, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.
Mahoney’s death was later deemed a homicide. An autopsy was being conducted on Wednesday.