On 10/25/2022 at approximately 1930 hours Chico Police officers were summoned to a business in the 700 block of Mangrove Ave. for a suspicious circumstance. When officers arrived they learned a male customer had come into the store at approximately1600 hours and purchased food and a drink. The male remained in the store for approximately one hour before entering the bathroom at approximately 1700 hours. Employees noticed the male had not come out and made attempts to contact the male. There was no response.
The door to the restroom was opened using a pass key. The male was found on the floor. Officers were able to confirm the male was deceased. Upon examination of the scene, it appears the death is associated with a drug overdose.
The identity of the deceased is being withheld pending notification to next of kin.
Location: 700 block of Mangrove Ave.
Victim: Name withheld
Supervisor: Mark Bass, Sergeant
Watch Commander: Joel Schmid, Sergeant
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