NEVADA CITY, Calif. June 8, 2017 – On June 7, 2017 at approximately 10:30 pm, a 911 call came into the Nevada County Regional Dispatch Center advising of a possible deceased male located in the 22000 block of State Hwy 20 just outside of Nevada City.

Deputies arrived on scene and confirmed the death of a male victim, 61-year-old Kenneth Pestana.

A preliminary investigation indicates foul play suspected in Mr. Pestana’s death.

Nevada County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit Detectives along with Nevada County District Attorney Investigators are actively investigating the incident.

Death notification has been made to Mr. Pestana’s family. No further details are available at this time.