Foul play suspected in death of Chico State Student

Sep 10, 2014 7:11 PM by News Staff

The Butte County Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday that a body found inside a burned vehicle on Oroville-Quincy Highway, near Mountain House, last week is being treated as a homicide.

The Butte County Coroner's Office also confirmed Wednesday that the man found dead inside the vehicle was 25-year-old Chico resident Marc Thompson. Thompson's Facebook page, as well a report from the Orion, Chico State's Student newspaper indicate he was a student at the university.

Thompson was reportedly majoring in sociology and the former commissioner of the school's Multicultural Affairs Council.

Thompson's body was found after emergency responders were dispatched to a burning Ford Taurus at 7:12 p.m. on Wednesday September 3.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Butte County Sheriff's Detective Matt Calkins at (530) 538-7671.


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