The Orion

Investigation into student’s homicide drags on, offers no answers

Illustration by Trevor Moore

Joseph Rogers

February 28, 2015

On Sept. 3, the body of Chico State student Marc Thompson was found in his burning Ford Taurus 25 miles northeast of Oroville. The death was ruled a homicide, but six months later investigators have not been able to unravel what happened. I first met Marc when he walked into the Butte College Inter-Club Council, a...

Memorial held for deceased student

Chico State President Paul Zingg pays his respects to Marc Thompson Oct. 2 at the Performing Arts Center. Photo credit: John Domogma

Madison Holmes

October 8, 2014

Friends and family of Marc Thompson wore shirts with his photo printed on the front with his favorite quote, "Be the change you want to see in the world" printed on the back for his memorial Tuesday night.Thompson, former Chico State student and Associated Students commissioner of multicultural affairs, ...

Funeral held for former student

Family and friends of Marc Thompson gathered in the sanctuary before the sermon. Photo credit: Jovanna Garcia

Jovanna Garcia

October 6, 2014

Family and friends gathered at Chico's Seventh Day Adventist Church on Monday to honor Marc Thompson, a former Chico State student who died last month in a burning vehicle. Thompson's family filled up the front four rows of the church's sanctuary. The ceremony lasted for two hours and about 80 people s...

Memorial for dead student Tuesday

Chico State student Marc Thompson. Photo courtesy of LaWanda Thompson-Taylor

David Mcvicker

October 2, 2014

Funeral services and a memorial will be held for Chico State student Marc Thompson next week.The funeral will be held Monday, Oct. 6 at 10:00am at Chico Seventh Day Adventist ChurchA celebration in remembrance of Thompson will be the following day on campus.Thompson, a sociology and psychology major, was the Co...

Student remembered as humane leader

Marc Anthony Thompson. Photo courtesy of Tierra Alexander.

David Mcvicker

September 12, 2014

Marc Anthony Thompson, a 25-year-old senior psychology and sociology student at Chico State, died Sept. 3. Friends and family will remember Thompson for his strong leadership spirit, his compassion and his courage.   His body was found in a burning vehicle around 7 p.m. off a rural high...

Body identified as Chico State student

Body identified as Chico State student

September 10, 2014

Marc Thompson, 25, has been identified as the body found in a burning car off the Oroville-Quincy highway Sept. 3, according to a Butte County Sheriff press release. The Butte County Sheriff's department is investigating the fire as a homicide. The burning vehicle was found around 7 p.m. off a rural...

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