Body found in channel

Cyclist finds deceased man off bike trail

A bicyclist crossing the bike bridge over Lindo Channel reportedly noticed a dead person on the north side of the dry riverbed shortly before noon on Sept. 13. A call was made, and police, fire and ambulance responded, discovering the body of a deceased male who, based on advanced decomposition, had died some time ago. Police have identified the man as 53-year-old Kevin Spangler of Chico.

A forensic pathologist from the Butte County Sheriff-Coroner’s office was called in, and an autopsy to determine the possible cause of death is to be scheduled.