Photo: Jerome Denell Dzwonek
REDDING – On October 27 homicide victim Larissa Cole was discovered deceased.
Investigators since then have been “interviewing multiple witnesses and collecting dozens of items of evidence.”
Two days later 21-year-old Jerome Denell Dzwonek was identified as a suspect in the homicide. Shortly after he was detained and questioned.
Investigators then served a search warrant at his residence in the 2500 block of Butte Street. Dzwoneks vehicle was also seized and searched pursuant to the search warrant.
Investigators then discovered several other items that linked Dzwonek to Cole’s murder. Dzwonek also confessed to strangling the victim during an altercation with her providing details of the event.
He then discarding her body to the rear of Viking Skate on morning of Sunday October 27, 2019.
The suspect was arrested and charged with murder, held on a $1,000,000 bail.
The Redding Police Department said that “at this time, we are not releasing any further details about this investigation.”
The Record-Searchlight reports on November 1 that Dzwonek left Cole’s cellphone in a trashcan in front of his house, and searching into the messages found on it led investigators to the suspect.
Allegedly, on the night of the murder, the pair had been drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana prior to Cole’s death.