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Decomposed remains in garbage bag from man shot in head several months ago

The man whose decomposed remains were found this week at a Nevada County home died from multiple gunshot wounds to his head several months ago, based on autopsy results released Thursday.

The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office said that detectives have interviewed a “person of interest” in the man’s homicide. The victim has not been identified.

His remains were discovered Monday in a trash bag outside an Alta Sierra home. Deputies were dispatched about 5:20 p.m. to the residence in the 17000 block of Virginia Way.

Neighbors found the remains after smelling a foul odor outside the residence, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

After a search warrant was obtained early Tuesday, sheriff’s detectives and investigators with the Nevada County District Attorney’s Office processed the scene.

Investigators believe they know the identity of the dead man, but his name has not been released. His identity will be provided once dental comparisons are complete and his family is notified.

“At this point the Sheriff’s Office does not believe there is any further threat to public safety,” the office said in a statement.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews