Suspects Arrested for Homicide

Case#: 20-000515


UPDATE: On 02-12-2020 Chico Police Officers arrested Justin James Cozakas (age 33) of Chico and Monica Stanton Ruggiero (age 33) of Chico for the murder of John David Noonan. Cozakas and Ruggiero were also charged with conspiracy to commit murder. Ruggiero had an additional charge for possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute/sale. Both were booked into Butte County Jail. This investigation is ongoing and no further information will be released at this time.

Time: 12:25 PM
Location: 665 Manzanita Ct.
Victim: John David Noonan
Suspect: Justin James Cozakas, Monica Stanton Ruggiero
Commander: Cmdr. Mike Rodden

Narrative from Original Press Release:

Chico, CA – On 01-23-2020, the Chico Police Department responded to a report of a medical emergency at 665 Manzanita Ct. (Motel 6). Medics responded initially and located the victim who was suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital where they were pronounced deceased. Detectives from the Chico Police Department have taken over this investigation. The investigation is ongoing, but no arrests have been made at this time.

To protect the integrity of the investigation, we will not be providing any additional information at this time.

The victim was identified as John David Noonan (age 41) of Oroville.

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