A body dumped on the northside of Highway 70 has prompted an investigation, said the Plumas County Sheriff's Office.

The incident happened on Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. when dispatch received reports from passing motorists of a person dead between Vinton and Chilcoot. When law enforcement, fire officials and medical personnel arrived to the secene they detremined the victim dead.

The cause of death could not be deteremnied after processing the body and scene, but an autopy Monday will detremine cause of death. The victim has been idenitfied but information is not being released until next of kin is notified.

The sheriff's are requesting anyone who observed suspicious activty that day along the highway to contact dispatch at 530-283-6300 or the investigations unit at 530-283-6363.