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BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SEARCHING FOR MISSING PERSON

Thursday, July 14, 2022/Categories: Press Release

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July 14, 2022


BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SEARCHING FOR MISSING PERSON


Berry Creek, CA- On Wednesday, July 13, 2022, the Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) was contacted by a male who reported he went camping near the area of Bald Rock Trailhead near Bean Creek Road, Berry Creek. The male indicated he was accompanied by his 14-year-old son, and his friend who was identified as Christopher Stephenson, age 57, of Marysville. During the camping trip the male became separated from his 14-year-old son and Stephenson.

After receiving the call from the male, BCSO deputies responded to Berry Creek and began searching for the missing individuals. BCSO Search and Rescue personnel, BCSO Special Enforcement Unit Deputies, and a BCSO helicopter also responded to the area to assist with the search. On the evening of July 13, BCSO personnel located the missing 14-year-old victim near the bottom of a steep rock embankment. Deputies determined the 14-year-old victim was deceased. This remains an active and ongoing investigation.

BCSO personnel are currently in the Berry Creek area searching for Christopher Stephenson. A photograph of Stephenson is attached to this press release. Please contact the Butte County Sheriff’s Office at 530 538-7322 if you have any information on the whereabouts of Christopher.
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