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April 8, 2013
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Beale airman found dead in Yuba City home

Authorities on Saturday identified a Beale Air Force Base airman found dead in his Yuba City home as Michael Anthony Gabany.

Police discovered Gabany, 25, about 5:15 p.m. Friday in his bedroom in the 1000 block of Willow Creek Drive, authorities said.

“A co-worker reported him missing, and we responded to his home,” Sgt. Brian Bernardis said.

According to the Air Force press release, the base is working with the Sutter County Sheriff’s Department to determine the cause of the death. Air Force officials did not respond to phone calls and emails seeking comment Saturday.

There were no signs of foul play, but the cause of death was not clear, Bernardis said.

The death investigation was turned over to the Sutter County Coroner’s Office, Lt. Tom Tappe said. The Coroner’s Office did not return calls seeking comment.

Neighbors said Gabany moved into the large home less than two months ago. He lived with a pet dog. Neighbors described Gabany as polite and friendly, but withdrawn.

The pink house at Willow Creek Drive and Gray Avenue was quiet Saturday. Sutter County Coroner’s evidence tape sealed the front door and windows, but no investigators were on scene.

One neighbor noted that Gabany rarely came outside when he was home and kept his blinds drawn.

Gabany told neighbors he had recently been divorced.

Rob Parsons is a staff writer at the Marysville Appeal-Democrat.


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