Mar 2, 2013 9:53 PM

Quentin Ray Bealer, 39, of Red Bluff has been arrested and is being charged in the death of Marysa Nichols. Investigators say they have identified Bealer as the person of interest sought in a video revealed Friday. They say in the video, Bealer is seen walking eastbound on Douglas Street near Red Bluff High School, looking over his shoulder before cutting into the area of the dry creek bed where Marysa's body was found. They say Marysa appears behind him just a few moments later. According to Red Bluff Police Chief Paul Nanfito, several acquaintances of Bealer recognized him, and convinced him to turn himself in Saturday morning. Investigators searched two homes, one in Red Bluff, and one in Gerber, in connection with the case. Nanfito says Bealer is known to stay at both homes, but didn't indicate either is his permanent residence. A cause or manner of death has not been revealed, and won't be until autopsy results are complete. Nanfito credits the public and several law enforcement agencies including the FBI, Tehama County Sheriff's Office, Red Bluff Police, and California Highway Patrol in helping to bring a suspect into custody.


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