(updated) Body discovered in a freezer in Arbuckle, unnamed suspect in custody


UPDATED at 4:15 PM, Jan. 25

On Jan. 25, at 3:55 AM, the Colusa County Sheriff’s Department responded to a residence in the 6000 block of Hillgate Road in Arbuckle for a report of suspicious circumstances the department said in a press release.

“Upon the arrival of first responders, deputies were informed of a possible human body in a freezer located in an attached residence on the property,” said Assistant Sheriff, Jim Saso. “Deputies discovered evidence of a crime scene as well as a possible body inside a freezer.”

A search warrant was prepared for the entire property and served at approximately 10 AM.

“Upon service of the search warrant, detectives confirmed that an unidentified body had been placed inside a chest freezer inside a bedroom in an attached residence on the property,” said Saso. “At this time no additional information of the victim is available.”

At around 4:00 PM, on Jan. 25, the Sheriff’s Department advised they have taken a subject into custody; however no name was given at this time.

The Sheriff’s Department said there is no active threat to the public.

The Pioneer Review will continue to update this story as it develops.


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