Nevada County Sheriff announces murder charge in case of human remains found on property
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The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office has announced the identification of a primary suspect in the March 2019 murder of 30-year-old Nathan Alwin.
Following an extensive investigation involving search warrants, DNA evidence, and numerous other leads, detectives identified 42-year-old Aaron Sullivan of Grass Valley as a person of interest.
As it turned out, Sullivan was also already in custody at Wayne Brown Correctional Facility on an unrelated charge of assault with a deadly weapon.
Police believe that Alwin, a transient whom they say had lived in Oregon and Utah before relocating to California, was killed and buried on a property on the 11000 block of Lime Kiln Road in rural Nevada County.
Following an initial report that a suspected homicide had taken place, police obtained and served a search warrant at the property, leading to the discovery of human remains.
Earlier this month, the California Department of Justice DNA Laboratory confirmed that the remains were indeed those of Nathan Alwin.
On the morning of July 8th, a formal charge of murder was added to Aaron Sullivan’s booking record.