Mother found dead, son arrested

Butte County Sheriff’s Office investigating homicide in north Chico

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) is investigating a possible homicide after 60-year-old Sherry Facciuto was found dead on Thursday, Jan. 18. It’s the third suspicious death reported in Butte County in 2018, according to the CN&R’s archives.

Around 4 p.m., dispatch received a call from a man who reported that his wife and son were missing, according to a BCSO press release. Deputies located the couple’s car near Bed, Bath & Beyond in Chico. Later that night, they responded to Facciuto’s house on Anita Road, where they found her body and evidence suggesting foul play.

The next day, deputies arrested the couple’s 32-year-old son, Alton Facciuto, considered a person of interest. Anybody who’s had recent contact with him should call the BCSO Investigations Unit at 538-7671.