On April 10, 2020 at around 4:26 PM, Officers from the Redding Police Department responded to the 1100 block of Edgewood Drive for what was originally reported as a medical call. As Officers were traveling to the call, along with medical personnel, updated information provided to ShasCom – 911 made it apparent a crime had occurred and that a suspect fled the area.
Officers obtained a suspect description while en route to the call. They located and detained a subject who matched the description nearby. He was identified as Nicholas McKenzie, 32 years of Redding.
Officers and medical personnel arrived at the scene and found a victim suffering from apparent stab wounds. The victim, identified as Joan McKenzie, 68 years of Redding, was transported to a local hospital but later died from her injuries.
During the Investigation of the crime, Officers found evidence and witnesses that linked Nicholas McKenzie, the son of victim Joan McKenzie, to the crime. Nicholas McKenzie was arrested for murder and booked into the Shasta County Jail. He is being held in lieu of $1,000,000 bail.