Body found in Plumas County ID'd as Reno man

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PLUMAS COUNTY, Calif. (KOLO) - The Plumas County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a Reno man.

The body was found November 11, 2017 along Highway 70 between Vinton and Chilcoot. The body has been identified as that of 44-year-old Anthony Richins. Preliminary autopsy results indicate Richins possibly died as a result of a heroin overdose, though toxicology results are pending.

The Sheriff’s Investigations Unit has determined friends of Richins dumped his body along Highway 70 when Richins "suffered a medical event" and died after injecting heroin while driving from Reno to Loyalton, California. The other passengers dumped Richins along the highway and continued to Loyalton. The investigation is ongoing.