Help with a homicide

Website aims to glean information regarding the death of Chico State student Marc Thompson

The county recently launched a website, Butte Crime Solvers, offering a $1,000 reward for information related to the homicide of Chico State student Marc Thompson, whose death in September shook up the community.

On Sept. 3, firefighters found Thompson’s remains inside his burned Ford Taurus on the Oro-Quincy Highway near the rural community of Mountain House, prompting a homicide investigation involving the Butte County Sheriff’s Office, the California Department of Justice and the FBI. No information regarding possible suspects or a motive has been released to the public.

Thompson (pictured), a 25-year-old sociology major, was heavily involved with local multicultural groups and an outspoken advocate for the black community and social change.

Go to, email or call Secret Witness at 532-6648 to submit a tip; the reward is specifically “for information that leads to the arrest and prosecution of the person, or persons, responsible for Marc Thompson’s death.”