Police investigate body found in Chico

POSTED: 12:57 PM Sep 13 2013   UPDATED: 3:54 PM Sep 13 2013
CHICO, Calif. -

Chico Police are investigating a suspicious death after a passerby found a body near the intersection of Cohasset Road and Cohasset Lane in Chico.

The passerby reported the body at 11:11 a.m. Police, fire and emergency crews responded to the scene but the body appeared to have been dead for a while and decomposition had set in.

The identification, age and ethnicity of the deceased are not yet known and an autopsy will be scheduled to find out more.

As of now, Chico police say that as far as they know, the body does not match the description of any open missing persons cases in Chico.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Chico Police Department.