Chico teen found shot, killed near Orland

Jul 6, 2015 2:30 PM by News Staff

The Glenn County Sheriff's Office says a homicide investigation is underway after a 16-year-old girl was found dead near County Road D, south of Orland.

The teen, whose body was found on the Fourth of July, has been identified as Melissa Esquivel-Flores, of Chico. Esquivel-Flores had last been seen by her father at their residence Friday night.

The actual cause of death is pending autopsy, which will be performed later this week, but sheriff's detectives say Esquivel-Flores suffered a gunshot wound to the head.

Detectives say the case appears to be an isolated incident and they have a person of interest identified, but are not releasing the name of that person.


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