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Butte sheriff’s officials seek identity of homicide victim

Butte County sheriff’s investigators seek to identify a woman found dead Saturday near Oroville, the apparent victim of a homicide.

The Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call about 3:30 p.m. reporting a body near the 600 block of Dunstone Drive. Deputies located a woman who appeared to have been the victim of a homicide, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release. Sheriff’s officials said it appeared the woman had been dead several days.

The victim was described as white, 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-8, weighing 160 to 200 pounds, with brown hair.

Sheriff’s officials said the investigation is ongoing, and certain details of the case were not available for release.

Anyone who knows of someone who is missing and might match the description of the victim is asked to call the Butte County Sheriff’s Office at 530-538-7671.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy