Man arrested almost one year after woman’s body was found on side of the road

(FOX40.COM) — A man was arrested in connection with a woman’s death nearly a year after her body was found on the side of the road near Marysville.

According to the Yuba County Sheriff’s Department, detectives said a 39-year-old man from Yuba City was arrested Wednesday night and is accused of killing Amery Sweany.

The 39-year-old suspect was booked in Yuba County Jail.

Officials said Sweany’s body was found on April 23, 2023, after someone reported a body lying within the orchard near Simpson Lane. At the time, the sheriff’s department said Sweany was fairly new to the Yuba-Sutter area from Chico.

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In May 2023, investigators said an autopsy revealed the cause of death as blunt force trauma and evidence at the scene led them to believe she was hit by a car.

Anyone with information regarding the investigation is asked to call the sheriff’s department at 530-749-7777.

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