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UPDATE: Police identify man found dead in Grass Valley

UPDATE AT 6:05 p.m., March 14:

According to a release by Grass Valley Police Chief Alex Gammelgard, the identity of the victim found in the Glenbrook Basin late Monday night is Jatar M. Hendry, 39, of Minneapolis.

UPDATE at 1:05 p.m. March 14:

Police say a homicide victim found late Monday in the Glenbrook Basin likely was killed elsewhere and brought to the location.

Authorities have identified the victim, but haven’t yet released his name. Found on Apple Avenue near its intersection with West Olympia Drive, the victim’s body is expected to receive an autopsy Wednesday morning, said Grass Valley Police Chief Alex Gammelgard.

"It’s believed he was transported to that location from another location," the chief added.

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Anyone with information about the death should contact police at 530-477-4600 and dial 2.

UPDATE at 10:50 a.m. March 14:

Neighbors in the area of Monday’s homicide say their neighborhood is quiet and typically void of suspicious activity.

A man and woman who live on West Olympia Drive said they saw lights from police cars and fire engines late Monday, but didn’t know what had occurred. One resident then approached an officer.

"He said he couldn’t talk about it," he added, declining to give his name.

The man said he considers his neighborhood quiet.

"I have never seen any suspicious activities," he added. "This is a weird surprise."

UPDATE at 9 a.m. March 14:

Nevada County authorities haven’t yet identified the victim of a Monday night homicide, and intend to perform an autopsy today on the body, officials said.

Coroner Mike Sullivan said he knew of no identification found on the adult male victim. His name and city of residence remain unknown.

The cause of death also is unknown, Sullivan added.

“I can tell you there are some wounds to the (victim),” he added.

An autopsy scheduled for this afternoon could reveal more information about the victim.

Assistant District Attorney Joe Alexander and investigators from his office stood outside the area of West Olympia Drive and Apple Avenue Tuesday morning. Crime tape near West Olympia’s intersection with East Main Street lay discarded on the ground and traffic moved normally through the area.

From a release:

A caller reported around 11:45 p.m. Monday that there was a man lying in the street near the intersection of Apple Avenue and West Olympia Drive in Grass Valley who appeared to be injured. Grass Valley police officers responded and found an adult African American male who was not breathing. Officers began CPR and life saving measures immediately and called for medical personnel to respond. Medical personnel arrived and took over lifesaving efforts but were unable to revive the victim.

The Grass Valley / Nevada City Strategic Response Unit detectives responded to the scene to handle the investigation. There were injuries to the victim's body that led detectives to believe that the deceased male was the victim of homicide.

This is an active investigation. As such, the identity of the victim and other details about the case are not being released at this time.

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