Dead body named
Authorities on Monday identified the man found dead in a vacant East Marysville building over the weekend as Mark Paul Kibbe, 40, of Marysville.
Investigators aren't yet sure how he died.
Yuba County Undersheriff Steve Durfor said results from an autopsy conducted Monday morning had not been finalized.
According to the Marysville Police Department, a passerby discovered Kibbe around 10:30 a.m. Sunday, lying on his back inside the building at 12 East 12th St., a former motorcycle shop.
Investigators said there were no initial signs of foul play and that it appeared Kibbe had been inside the building - which has open entrances in the back with no doors - since Saturday night.
Durfor said Kibbe's last known address was in Marysville, but Durfor could not confirm whether Kibbe still had lived at that location or was homeless.
The owner of the building where Kibbe's body was found, Ravi Tumber, said he was shocked to hear of the death and was not aware of the situation until he spoke to a reporter Monday. “I haven't even been contacted” by the police, he said.
Tumber, who said he lives in Roseville and has an office in Yuba City, said he recently purchased the building and a neighboring vacant structure to the west in hopes of cleaning them up and using them for a future business venture.
He said the tenants in the motorcycle shop cleared out the building and closed down their business, but he wasn't aware that the back of the building didn't have doors until recently.
“I couldn't believe how messy it was,” he said. “I need to clean it up.”
Tumber said he hasn't encountered transients or other people occupying either of his buildings.
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