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Missing Oroville woman's body found in Plumas County

A joint investigation lead to the location of missing 57-year-old Vicky Cline's body in a remote part of Plumas County, according to the Oroville Police Department.

Posted: Jun 22, 2020 2:21 PM
Updated: Jun 22, 2020 8:04 PM

OROVILLE, Calif. – Authorities are investigating after a missing Oroville woman’s body was found Sunday evening in a remote area of Plumas County.

Officers said the Butte County Sheriff’s Office was able to positively identify the recovered remains to be 57-year-old Vicky Cline, of Oroville. Cline has been reported missing since June 10, 2020, according to the Oroville Police Department.

On June 6, the Oroville Fire Department had responded to a vehicle fire near Pine Street and Robinson Street in Oroville. Through investigation, it was determined that the fire started with the use of an accelerant and an arson investigation began. Officers said they learned on June 10, the car was registered under Vicky Cline.

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A joint investigation was initiated with Oroville Police detectives, Butte County Sheriff’s detectives, Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force Detectives, BCSO Special Enforcement Unit detectives, and the Plumas County Search and Rescue personnel all worked together and developed various leads in the investigation for Cline.

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On June 21, detectives were notified by Plumas County Search and Rescue that the remains of a female had been located in a remote part of Plumas County. Authorities said they arrived in the area and assisted in the recovery efforts. On Monday, June 22, BCSO positively identified the remains to be Cline.

Oroville Police said they’re continuing their investigation into the death of Cline and are asking anyone that may have further information to contact Oroville Police Department at 530-538-2448. Callers may remain anonymous. Officers said this is an active investigation and due to the nature of the case, no further information will be released.

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