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Carol Guillen Homicide Update

Wednesday, June 19, 2002 12:01 AM

For Immediate Release:

On Saturday, May 18, 2002, between the hours of 6:30 and 7 P.M., Carol Guillen was summoned to the payphone area of the Quick Stop Market at 1620 Lincoln Road, Yuba City, (Lincoln @ Walton Avenue). Ms. Guillen was driving a black, 1999 Honda Civic, 4-door, California license number 4FSG574. It is believed that Ms. Guillen met at least one person on the east side of the store and that they left the parking area in her vehicle, driving South on Walton Avenue. Ms. Guillen's body was discovered a short distance away in an orchard near Bogue and Walton Avenue. Her vehicle was returned to the Quick Stop Market and left abandoned until discovered by Sheriff's Deputies.

Carol Guillen is described as a Hispanic female adult with shoulder black hair and brown eyes. On the day of her death she was discovered wearing a red short sleeve t-shirt, full length nylon-type exercise pants, navy blue in color, white tennis shoes, and a pair of sunglasses. Both front windows of her vehicle were down when found. Ms. Guillen was known to listen to amplified music, and may have been doing so when she arrived at the market.

The Sheriff's Department is asking the public for assistance from anyone who may have information regarding this case or who may have been at the Quick Stop Market at 1620 Lincoln Road, Yuba City between the hours of 6:30-7 P.M. on May 18, 2002. It is believed that the meeting between the victim and one or more individuals was not suspicious and therefore did not attract attention. A surveillance video from the store shows multiple persons entering and exiting the store that may have seen or heard something that will assist in this investigation.

The Carole Sund/Carrington Memorial Reward Foundation has agreed to sponsor a $5000 reward leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of Carol Guillen.

Anyone with information is asked to telephone the Sutter County Sheriff's Department at (530) 822-7307.

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