The Latest – Thursday, Sept. 23
The Butte County Sheriff’s Office said John Rood was arrested Thursday morning in Oroville.
Original story below:
PALERMO, Calif. (KTXL) — Butte County deputies are looking for a Palermo man who is suspected of killing his mother.
Around 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, the Butte County Sheriff’s Office said it got a call from a resident on Ontario Avenue who said her relative had been killed.
When deputies got to the house, they found 67-year-old Dianna Rood dead.
Investigators said they later determined Rood had been allegedly killed by her son, 38-year-old John Rood, earlier that same day.
Officials did not say how Dianna Rood was killed or provide a motive.
Now, the sheriff’s office is searching for John Rood. Anyone who knows his location has been asked to call the Butte County Sheriff’s Office at 530-538-7671.