Human remains identified

Body found near Sacramento river is that of missing Chico woman

Human remains found in a shallow grave along the Sacramento River south of Ord Ferry Road on Oct. 5 have been identified as those of Angelica Weems, a Chico woman who had been missing since Sept. 13. The Butte County Sheriff’s Office has ruled Weems’ death as a homicide.

Weems disappeared after going for a walk in Willows with her husband, Zir Weems, who was found later in the day with deep cuts to his arms that were reportedly self-inflicted. He was arrested later on charges of animal cruelty in connection with the death of a dog he left tied to a tree in the backyard of his grandmother’s home in Willows.

He remains in custody on $18,000 bail in the Glenn County Jail. There have been no charges in the woman’s death and the FBI is reportedly involved in the investigation.