Yuba County Sheriff Deputies believe a Chico woman who was found dead near Linda Thursday afternoon was hit by a vehicle, according to the Yuba County Sheriff's Office. Deputies identified the woman as 27-year-old Amery Sweany of Chico. They said Sweany was fairly new to the Yuba-Sutter area. On Thursday, they responded to 1700 block Simpson Lane around 2:30 p.m. after receiving a report of a body lying on the side of the road.
An autopsy was conducted on Tuesday, which revealed Sweany's cause of death was blunt force trauma. They believe she was hit by a vehicle. Deputies said evidence at the scene supported the findings of the autopsy.