Deaths in the foothills

Plumas County couple discovered dead in a vehicle in Berry Creek

A couple from Plumas County were found dead in a vehicle in the Berry Creek area on Saturday (Dec. 20).

The victims, Mike and Olga Kroencke, were both Plumas County employees who lived in Cromberg, a small community near Quincy. A relative reported them missing at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday after they did not arrive as planned, according to a Butte County Sheriff’s Office press release. Deputies sent to investigate the report found the Kroenckes in a vehicle on Galen Ridge Road around 2 p.m.

Additional details surrounding the deaths have been scarce. While county officials have dubbed the deaths “suspicious,” they’ve yet to indicate whether homicide is suspected. BCSO encourages anyone with information that may aid its investigation to call 538-7321.