Update: Missing Chico Woman's Family Gets Answers 17 Years After Her Disappearance
The cold case disappearance of a Chico woman has been solved after 17 years.
The body of a woman found in the Sacramento River in Yolo County back in 1996 has now been identified as that of a Chico woman.
The Butte County Sheriff's Office announced this week that a DNA match from her parents led to the identification of Vicki Pyrskalla.
She was 42 when she was reported missing from a ranch on Taffee Avenue in Chico in January 1996.
Investigators considered her disappearance suspicious because they found a pool of blood there.
After waiting 17 years, Pyrskalla's mother Edie Prieheim learned Friday that her DNA had come back as a match to the body found in 1996.
When she disappeared, Pyrskalla left behind two daughters, ages 17 and 20.
The family held a graveside service Monday at the Woodland City Cemetery where she was buried as a Jane Doe in 1996.
Her family will hold a celebration of her life Saturday at Bidwell Park
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