dr marten safety boots Chico police launch homicide probe into woman
Chico >> A 34 year old woman was found dead Wednesday evening in a Chico motel room, and police said they are investigating her death as a homicide.
Chico Police Chief Mike O said investigators have identified both a suspect and a of interest in the case. Police are still looking for the suspect, 39 year old Marc Valcarenghi, homeless, of Chico. Wednesday to the Safari Inn on the 2300 block of The Esplanade for a report of a suspicious death, O said. Officers arrived and found the woman dead in a motel room.
nature of the death was suspicious, he said. were called out and worked through then night,
developing information regarding this incident. We are now considering this incident, and this death, a homicide. suspect they know how the woman died, but the police chief declined to elaborate on that point. He also declined to share details of the crime scene.
The woman name was not released pending notification of family.
O said possible motives and circumstances surrounding the woman death remained unknown and under investigation. The police chief said he believed the woman body was discovered by an employee at the motel.
Police believe the woman and the suspect were both staying at the motel.
O said investigators believe the woman knew at least either Valcarenghi or the person of interest.
Police detectives obtained a search warrant for a room at the Safari Inn which had been recently occupied by Valcarenghi, as well as a warrant for his arrest. On Thursday, detectives served the search warrant in the room seeking evidence related to the case.
The Chico Police Target Team later located a 22 year old female who was questioned and released with no charges.
is the first homicide we have had in the city of Chico in over two years, O said. tragic that this incident occurred,
it is gratifying that our officers and detectives were able to identify and obtain a warrant for a suspect in less than 24 hours. Our detectives worked diligently to offer that consolation to the victim and her family. continue investigating the case in efforts to locate Valcarenghi. Anyone who knows the suspect or his whereabouts is asked to contact the Chico Police Detective Bureau tip line at 897 5899 or 895 4911.