Brian Weissinger, of Chico has been charged with the murder of his 71-year-old mother Rochanah Weissinger.
On Wednesday January 15, Chico Police Department and Butte County Sherrif’s Officers responed to a disturbance call at 2910 Morseman Avenue # A. While en route to the call, the Chico Fire Department responded to a reported female down at the same residence. Butte County Sheriff’s officers and CPD arrived and located a female in the residence, identified as 71- year-old Rochanah Weissinger from Chico. It had been reported to the Sheriff’s Office that Rochanah was in an argument with her son 33-year-old Brian Weissinger. Rochanah Weissinger was pronounced dead at the scene. Brian Weissinger had gone to a nearby relative’s house where he was detained, but not arrested while the investigation continued.
It was determined from the autopsy that Rochanah died as a result of strangulation. Detectives arrested Brian Weissinger in Chico on Friday and booked him into the Butte County Jail, on a murder charge. He is being held on $1,000,000 bail.