The body of a 58-year-old woman was found behind the old Denny’s building in Willows on  Dec. 27, according to a press release from the Glenn County Sheriff’s Office. 

At around noon, a citizen flagged down a Glenn County Sheriff’s deputy to report that there was a deceased woman behind the building. 

Deputies responded and found 58-year-old Patricia Thornton of Willows lying on the ground deceased. 

Deputies conducted a coroner’s investigation and there did not appear to be any signs of foul play. 

The cause of death was undetermined and is pending an autopsy – next of kin was notified.

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