Investigators are looking for answers after a man’s body found in a Penn Valley storage yard. Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal says the man’s body was discovered inside a car at the storage facility on Penn Valley Drive and there are no obvious sign of trauma on the body.
“At this point we’ve found no signs of foul play. We’re attempting to try to follow up with any medical providers to determine if he was receiving any medical treatment for any serious conditions.”
The man has been identified as 61 year old Richard Schmil of Penn Valley. Any prior medical history will be important in the investigation. Cash and valuables were found on Schmil when investigators searched the scene. The car belonged to the man, but was behind a lock gate storage area.