Another death on the street

Police confirm man died, likely of a medical condition, outside a church in Chico

Around 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday (Sept. 17), Chico police received a call of a deceased man outside the Chico Gospel Hall on Magnolia Avenue, according to a press release.

The death likely was caused by a medical condition, they say, but an investigation is underway and identification is pending notification of next of kin.

This is at least the fourth person to die on the streets of Chico this year. The CN&R previously reported that Wilson “Grant” Tyler and Jason Hicks both passed in June (see “Fatal conditions,” Newslines, June 27). Tyler technically died at the hospital, but had collapsed at the City Plaza from multiple organ failure and pneumonia; Hicks died of pneumonia. Robert Johnson’s body was found outside Chico Scrap Metal July 3; the Coroner’s Office confirmed he’d died of an alcohol and drug overdose.