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Body of Reno man found dumped on the side of Highway 70 after suspected drug overdose

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A Reno man was found dead on the side of Highway 70 between Vinton and Chilcoot, according to the Plumas County Sheriff's Office.

On Nov. 11 at approximately 4 p.m., deputies received reports of a deceased person on the north side of Highway 70 by a passing motorist.

During the course of the investigation, authorities determined that the body had been recently dumped on the side of the road.

The male was identified as 44-year-old Anthony Richins of Reno.

Preliminary autopsy results indicate that Richins possibly died as a result of a heroin overdose. Toxicology results are pending.

Police have determined friends of the 44-year-old Reno man dumped his body out of the car when after he suffered a medical event and died after injecting heroin while driving from Reno to Loyalton, California.

The investigation is ongoing.


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