Saturday morning fire response at Bucks Lake leads to discovery of stabbing victim and body
The stabbing victim found yesterday morning near the fire at Bucks Lake has been identified as 23-year-old Sheldon Nicholas Steward of Oakland. Steward, who was transported to Enloe Medical Center in Chico yesterday, has been arrested on an open charge of homicide, according to Plumas County Sheriff Greg Hagwood. When Steward is released from the hospital, he will be transported to the Plumas County jail. His release is expected later today or Monday.
The victim, whose badly burned body was discovered once the fire had been extinguished, will be transferred to the Washoe County Coroner’s Office in Nevada for an autopsy and identification. Though the victim has not been formally identified, Hagwood said that based on Steward’s statements, the victim is believed to be a male, also from the Bay Area, and the two men knew each other.Add a comment