GRASS VALLEY, Calif. March 15, 2017 – An autopsy of the homicide victim, Jatar Hendry was conducted this morning. The manner of death was determined to be a homicide.

Jatar Hendry was known to have been in his home state of Minnesota as early as last month. The reason for his travel to California and circumstances surrounding his death remain under investigation.

Investigators are following all leads at this time and any additional information will be released as it becomes available for public disclosure.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the Grass Valley Police Department by calling (530) 477‐ 4600 ext 2 (during business hours) or (530) 265‐7880 (during non‐business hours).