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Sheriff Kory L. HoneaThe Sheriff’s Office serves all the citizens of Butte County by providing a mix of public safety and public service functions. The Sheriff’s Office provides around-the-clock law enforcement service to every region of the county. In addition to 24 hour policing, we offer Butte County citizens a full range of services including, coroner services, civil services, court security and corrections.





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Wednesday, June 30, 2021/Categories: Press Release

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June 30, 2021

Forest Ranch, CA – In June of 2017 family members and friends of Jennifer Moore, age 41, contacted the Glenn County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) and reported Jennifer as a missing person. GCSO immediately began investigating the circumstances surrounding Jennifer’s disappearance.
In January of 2021, the Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) was contacted by a citizen who reported finding human remains in a remote area of Forest Ranch. Detectives responded to the area and began an investigation. During the subsequent investigation the human remains were determined to be Jennifer Moore’s remains.
Over the past six months BCSO detectives, GCSO detectives, and the Butte County District Attorney’s Office have been investigating the circumstances surrounding the disappearance and death of Jennifer Moore. During the subsequent investigation, detectives gathered evidence and information showing Dustin Kimball, age 47, of Magalia, was in a dating relationship with Jennifer Moore prior to her death. Detectives located evidence that gave them cause to believe that Kimball murdered Jennifer in 2017.
In June of 2021, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Kimball. On June 29, 2021, detectives located Kimball during a traffic enforcement stop in Chico. Kimball was placed under arrest and later booked into the Butte County Jail for an open count of murder. This investigation is ongoing. Kimball is scheduled to be arraigned at the Butte County Superior Court on July 1, 2021, at 3:30 p.m. If anyone has information about this case, they are encouraged to call Detective Zach Price or Detective Phil Wysocki at 530-538-7671.

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