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Placer County coroner probes cause of canyon death near Auburn

A cause had not been determined Thursday in the death of a Nevada County man whose body was discovered Tuesday in the American River canyon near Auburn. A Placer County Sheriff&rs ...

Hiker discovers corpse in American River canyon near Auburn

The Placer County Coroner’s Office was attempting to determine Wednesday what caused the death of a Nevada City man whose body was found by a hiker in the American River cany ...

Mosquito Ridge Rd. motorcycle crash victim awaits ID

The body of a motorcycle rider found 300 feet down an embankment off a forest road in Placer County east of Auburn is awaiting identification. The remains of the male rider were f ...

Hoke worked decades in changing funeral industry

In 1966, Meadow Vista’s Brian Hoke was in college and looking for a job. He applied for several and one was an entry-level position at a funeral home in Southern California. ...

Community joins together for Baby John Doe grave marker

  In a short, touching service that brought together law enforcement and area residents who had spontaneously launched a successful drive for a grave marker, Baby John Doe&rs ...

Newcastle I-80 overpass jumper survives

Authorities confirmed Monday that a man who attempted suicide by leaping off an Interstate 80 overpass onto the freeway at Newcastle did survive the 30-foot fall. The Placer Count ...

UC Davis student from Auburn area found dead in dorm

A UC Davis student from the Auburn area was found dead in his off-campus dorm room Tuesday and a coroner’s investigation had yet to determine a cause. A UC Davis spokesman said ...

Newcastle woman dies after barn fire

A woman who sustained third-degree burns following a barn blaze in Newcastle Tuesday has died, Sacramento County Coroner officials confirmed Wednesday. Carolyn Grace Gallamore, 55 ...