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.