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Sheriffs continue to investigate death of 56-year-old woman in Byron

The Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate the death of a 56-year-old woman whose body was found in Byron last week.

Beverly Johnson, a transient, was found about 9 a.m. Sept. 3 in a field near Byron Highway and Herdlyn Road in unincorporated Contra Costa County, according to the sheriff’s office.

The cause of death is still being investigated, the sheriff’s office said in a release on Friday.

Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office Contra Costa County sheriffs are investigating the death of Beverly Johnson, 56, in Byron, Calif. Sept. 6, 2019.

Johnson was apparently living at a campsite near the Byron Airport. She was a transient who reportedly hitched rides around California, the sheriff’s office said.

She was found wearing a white shirt and black sweatpants and is described as a white, about 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing about 115 pounds, with brown hair and eyes.
Anyone with any information on the case is asked to contact the sheriff’s investigation division at (925) 313-2600. Tips can be emailed to or phoned in to (866) 846-3592 to leave an anonymous voice message.

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