For Immediate Release:
The Sutter County Sheriff's Department is conducting a homicide investigation into the discovery of the body of a female that was found in a walnut orchard south of Bogue Road and west of Walton Avenue shortly before 7:30 PM on Saturday. The body was found by a passing bicyclist who was riding nearby.
The body was identified late yesterday (Sunday) as that of Carol Rosali Guillen, age 20, who had recently resided on Lincoln Road, Yuba City. She formally resided in Meridian.
An autopsy performed yesterday afternoon found the cause of death to be multiple gunshot wounds. At the time of her discovery, her body was found to be fully clothed and there were no apparent signs of sexual assault, however, a rape examination was conducted at the time of autopsy as part of the investigation.
Guillen's vehicle was found parked on the east side of the parking lot to the Quick Stop Market at the southwest corner of Lincoln Road and Walton Avenue, early Sunday morning. The vehicle was described as a black 1999 Honda Civic sedan, California license #4FSG574. It is unknown at this time how the vehicle got to this location or who drove it there, but it is believed that it occurred sometime between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM, Saturday.
Anyone with information regarding Guillen and her vehicle's whereabouts on Saturday, or any other information concerning this case are asked to contact the Sutter County Sheriff's Detective Division at (530) 822-7313 or 7307.
Jim Denney, Sheriff-Coroner, (530) 822-7312