Woman’s body identified

Coroner’s Office says Julienne Roehling, 44, found behind Chico IHOP

The Butte County Coroner’s Office identified the body of a woman found behind IHOP in Chico last month as that of Julienne Roehling, 44. The cause of death is still under investigation, the coroner’s office confirmed Wednesday (July 5), though foul play has been ruled out.

The Chico Police Department reported June 21 that a Caltrans worker who had been clearing brush along Highway 99 had discovered the body in an open drainage area near the IHOP parking lot. Temperatures the day before had reached 104 degrees.

While initial reports in other media indicated that Roehling was from Chico, Internet searches and a sparse Facebook profile show she lived for a time in Paradise, Oroville and Magalia. Court records and police incident reports show a history of criminal activity as well as drug use.