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Cold Case Files


Chico Police Department needs your help in solving some of our unsolved major crime cases. If you have any information related to the cases described below, please contact the Chico Police Department Detective Bureau at (530) 897-5820.

Homicide on December 5, 2003, at 8:33 p.m., 535 Hazel Street

Victim: Christopher Herrmann, 22 years

Suspect: Unknown

On December 5, 2003, at approximately 8:33 p.m., the Chico Police Department responded to 535 Hazel Street on a report of a man down. Units arrived to find Christopher Herrmann on the front porch of the residence with a single gunshot wound to the head.

Chico PD Case 03-10425

Homicide on September 5, 2002, at 03:04 a.m., 1155 Magnolia Avenue

Victim: Elizabeth Lee, 22 years

Suspect: Unknown

On September 5, 2002, at approximately 3:04 a.m., the Chico Police Department responded to 1155 Magnolia Ave, Apt. A, for a report of a shooting that had just occurred. Officers arrived to find Elizabeth Lee inside the residence with multiple gunshot wounds to her chest. Lee was immediately transported to Enloe Hospital where she later succumbed to her wounds.

A witness at the scene informed Chico PD Detectives that he and Lee were asleep in the bedroom of the Magnolia Avenue apartment when awakened by several masked intruders. One or more of the intruders fired at the bed where the witness and victim Lee were sleeping. Lee was struck by multiple rounds.