Grass Valley police investigating suspicious death |

Grass Valley police investigating suspicious death

Grass Valley police are investigating the suspicious death of a man found unresponsive behind a local business Saturday morning.

Police responded just before 7 a.m. to a report of a man found outside in the 100 block of West McKnight Way, said Sgt. Dan Kimbrough.

“He was on the ground and unresponsive,” Kimbrough said. “He had a head wound.”

The man, who has been identified as Steven Drews, 62, of Grass Valley, by the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office, was transported to the hospital but later pronounced dead, Kimbrough said.

A search and rescue team was called to the scene Saturday to check the area for any other victims or involved subjects as well as a possible weapon, he said.

“It is being investigated as a suspicious death,” Kimbrough said Monday.

According to Kimbrough, surveillance video is being gathered and reviewed, and an autopsy has been scheduled.

Contact reporter Liz Kellar at 530-477-4236 or by email at

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