The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office reported that one of its deputies, responding to an anonymous call to conduct a welfare check the morning of May 4, discovered a deceased adult within a residence in the 500 block of Big Canyon Drive in the Mt. Shasta area at about 10:58 a.m.

No immediate signs of a struggle or foul play were seen, but the case is being handled as a possible homicide: detectives from the SCSO’s Major Crimes Unit responded to the scene and an investigation is underway to gather facts and evidence, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.

“An autopsy will be performed within the next few days to help investigators determine the cause and manner of death,” Sheriff Jon Lopey states in the release. “The name of the decedent will be released when it is confirmed that the next of kin has been notified. On behalf of the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office, I would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to the decedent, family members, and friends. Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact the SCSO’s 24-hour Dispatch Center at (530) 841-2900.”