Butte County Sheriff’s Office Announces $50K Reward for Information Leading to Arrest in 2021 Homicide Case
Originally published 6-29-23
by the Butte County Sheriff’s Office:
“On July 03, 2021, Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) deputies were dispatched to the Bidwell Canyon Campground, to assist California State Parks Peace Officers with a homicide investigation.
Detectives responded and determined that during a group camping trip, 20-year-old Tyler Dickson, of San Pablo, was fatally shot while sleeping inside a tent. Over the past two years, BCSO detectives have actively and zealously investigated this case, however, it has remained unsolved.
During the investigation, BCSO requested Governor Gavin Newsom’s Office issue a reward through the Governor’s Reward program to encourage those with pertinent information to come forward. In 2022, after reviewing the circumstances of the case, Governor Newsom’s Office issued a $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the murder of Tyler Dickson. Despite the passing of two years since the murder, the Governor’s Reward remains in effect.
“Our investigation leads us to believe that the person(s) responsible for Tyler’s death were part of a large group of people he was camping with, all of whom were from out of the area. We believe there are members of this camping group that have information that could lead to us being able to solve this case, but have thus far been less than cooperative. Despite the passage of time, we remain committed to solving this case and delivering justice for Tyler and his family,” said Sheriff Kory Honea.
BCSO encourages those with pertinent information to come forward. Anyone with information is requested to contact Detective Zach Price at 530-538-7671.”