02-24-17: SHERIFF SAYS MAN WAS A VICTIM OF HOMICIDE.

SISKIYOU COUNTY SHERIFF JON LOPEY SAID THAT AN AUTOPSY REVEALED THAT 62 YEAR OLD JESSE WARD OF HAPPY CAMP WAS THE VICTIM OF HOMICIDE, THOUGH HE WOULD NOT SAY HOW WARD WAS KILLED. HE WOULD ONLY SAY THAT WARD DID NOT DIE FROM A FIREARM, BUT THE DEPARTMENT IS KEEPING A LID ON THE CAUSE OF DEATH, BECAUSE THEY ARE CURRENTLY TALKING TO THOSE THEY THINK MAY BE ASSOCIATED WITH THE CASE.