March 14, 2017 at 6:05 PM Update:
On 03/13/17 at approximately 11:43 PM Grass Valley Police Officers were dispatched to a report of a male subject laying in the roadway near the intersection of W. Olympia Drive and Apple Avenue. Upon arrival, officers located the person, rendered first aid/CPR, and requested EMS personnel. The male subject was later pronounced dead at the scene. The victim has been identified as Jatar M Hendry (age 39) of Minneapolis, MN.
His injuries indicated that he was the victim of a homicide. As such, Grass Valley / Nevada City Strategic Response Unit investigators responded to the location. After a thorough investigation it was determined that the location where he was found, was not the location where the homicide occurred. An autopsy will be performed to further assist in determining the cause of death.
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).
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GRASS VALLEY, Calif. March 13, 2017 at 11:43 PM – A caller reported that there was a man lying in the street near the intersection of Apple Avenue and West Olympia Drive in Grass Valley who appeared to be injured. Grass Valley Police Officers responded and found an adult African American male who was not breathing. Officers began CPR and life saving measures immediately and called for Medical personnel to respond. Medical personnel arrived and took over lifesaving efforts but were unable to revive the victim.
The Grass Valley / Nevada City Strategic Response Unit detectives responded to the scene to handle the investigation. There were injuries to the victim’s body that led detectives to believe that the deceased male was the victim of homicide.
This is an active investigation. As such, the identity of the victim and other details about the case are not being released at this time.