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Updated: 1/18 10:13 am

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.

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