FBI Agents, Butte County Sheriff's Deputies and members of the Chico State Anthropology Department gathered Monday on Larkin Road in East Biggs, following a tip that the body of a Fifteen year old Biggs female had been buried there following her disappearance in 1973. No remains had been found as of press-time. Keep checking back on www.gridleyherald.com for updates.

BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE MEDIA RELEASE STATES:  Butte County Sheriff’s Office detectives, assisted by Special Agents from the FBI and their Evidence Recovery Team, the anthropology department from Chico State University, and Butte County Public Works, conducted an excavation at a property located at Larkin Rd and Latin Rd, southwest of Oroville today.  The excavation was the result of tips the detectives had received regarding a person that was reported missing in 1973 and was possibly buried on the property.  The missing person was a 15-year-old female resident of Gridley at the time of her disappearance.

Detectives have been working on this case for over a year, due to the new information that was provided, and an earlier excavation at the site last year yielded no findings.  The excavation will continue tomorrow and has not resulted in the discovery of human remains.  The name of the missing person is not being released at this time, pending additional investigation, but will be released at a later date.  Based on the information provided by the confidential sources, the case is believed to involve “foul play”.