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Body found near Pat Murphy Field

June 30, 2014 — The Susanville Police department reports it found a dead man along the Susan River trail near Pat Murphy Field last Saturday.            

According to a press release from the department, officers responded to a call about 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 28 regarding the discovery of a man lying near the river who did not appear to be breathing.

Officers contacted the reporting party and then located a deceased man — Richard Wayne Stowe, 46, of Susanville.

The Lassen County Sheriff/Coroner’s Office assisted the police department with the investigation.

The case remains under investigation. Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact the Susanville Police Department’s 24-hour dispatch line at 257-2171. Callers may remain anonymous.

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