Still a mystery: Strangulation death of Michele Kirkhoven remains unsolved 20 years later

Twenty years after a young mother was found strangled to death in her apartment, there are still those who ask the burning question: Who did it? Michele Kirkhoven was just 22 years old and the mother of a 3-year-old daughter when she was found dead at about 7:30 a.m. on Jan. Full Story
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Michelle

Magalia, CA

#1 Jan 7, 2011
Very creepy that 20 years later some evil animal is still wandering the bars probably picking up unsuspecting women. Dont trust anyone ladies.
What T F

Oroville, CA

#2 Jan 7, 2011
While I agree that ladies need to be careful in regard to this kind of thing...It only says she worked at a bar, not that she picked anyone up that night. I thought I heard she was actually engaged or in a relationship when it happened. She was killed in her own home. There has been no mention of sexual assault. My guess is somebody stalked her and ambushed her when she arrived home from work...be it a bar patron, a neighbor, or a friend. They will likely never find her murderer, but an animal like this is likely to repeat this behavior. Hopefully he will/has get caught the next time and, if not be tried for Michelle's murder, at least spend the rest of his miserable life behind bars.
concerned

Oroville, CA

#3 Jan 7, 2011
I am 34. I have heard about this case since I was young. I have always heard that those close to her and the police think that they know who did it. But they could never prove it.

“Use a klean kanteen.”

Since: Mar 08

california

#4 Jan 8, 2011
I heard her ex did it from a cop working the case but his mom was covering for him. Hmmm. Just wondering
kkirkhoven

Madera, CA

#5 Jan 8, 2011
*Justice 4 Michele*
kkirkhoven

Madera, CA

#6 Jan 8, 2011
Michele knew her killer. It was someone she was close to. Yes, she was stalked by this person. I just want some justice for my sister.
marty

Chico, CA

#7 Jan 8, 2011
I'm friends with michele's mom to this day. Tina has no closeureand won't have even if the case is solved. When your child is murdered like that, there never is closure.The reason this case is still on going is the OPD is more focussed on who is growing Pot.We all know what is priority to the OPD.
marty

Chico, CA

#8 Jan 8, 2011
My heart goes out to my long time friend tina, michele's mom.The reason this case is not solved is because the OPD is more concerned on who is growing Pot. I have no high regard for them.Tina will never have closure even if this case is solved.When you lose a child in this manner or any other way, there is never closure.
Curious

Chico, CA

#9 Jan 8, 2011
I remember Michelle from school as being very petite but scrappy. I can't imagine her giving up without a fight. Has the eveidence in her case been reprocessed since DNA became such a useful tool? It seems rational that a hair, skin or a fiber would have been left behind.
kkirkhoven

Pleasanton, CA

#10 Jan 9, 2011
Curious wrote:
I remember Michelle from school as being very petite but scrappy. I can't imagine her giving up without a fight. Has the eveidence in her case been reprocessed since DNA became such a useful tool? It seems rational that a hair, skin or a fiber would have been left behind.
My little sister could hold her own BUT this was a man who was insane. He took her life away from her. He is out there, he knows what he did. The truth will prevail.

“Use a klean kanteen.”

Since: Mar 08

california

#11 Jan 9, 2011
I'd like to know who the family thinks did it.
L3ROO

Oroville, CA

#12 Jan 9, 2011
marty wrote:
My heart goes out to my long time friend tina, michele's mom.The reason this case is not solved is because the OPD is more concerned on who is growing Pot. I have no high regard for them.Tina will never have closure even if this case is solved.When you lose a child in this manner or any other way, there is never closure.
WHAT KIND OF MISINFORMED PERSON WOULD VENTURE A COMMENT LIKE THIS. OPD HAS SPENT THOUSANDS OF MAN HOURS ON THIS CASE, THAT EQUATES TO ALOT OF MONEY SINCE 1991. THEY HAVE BEEN TO WASHINGTON STATE, RENO, OKLAHOMA STATE, SALT LAKE CITY AND THE BAY AREA. THEY HAVE INTERVIEWED HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE. SOME TIMES THE TRUTH IS VERY DIFFICULT TO DETERMINE.

OPD DOES NOT USUALLY INVESTIGATE BIG MARIJUANA CASES. THEY ARE TYPICALLY HANDED OFF TO BINTF OR THE BCSO MARIJUANA UNIT. AS FOR THE LOSS OF A CHILD, I DO AGREE THE HURT OF LOSING A LOVED ONE NEVER GOES AWAY, SOME PEOPLE DRAW COMFORT OR CLOSURE FROM KNOWING WHAT HAPPENED TO THEIR LOVED ONE. I CAN TELL YOU THE PERSONNEL AT OPD WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THIS CASE SOLVED SO THEY COULD GET SOME CLOSURE ON IT ALSO.

MICHELLE, REST IN PEACE.
Get over YURSELF

San Jose, CA

#13 Mar 21, 2011
Tina Kirkhoven has a long long HISTORY of popping PILLS and being with so MANY men. Very YOUNG and old. Hurting OTHERS for no real reason but her own (vendictiveness) due to mental disability I'd call IT. SHAME ON YOU Tina Kirkhoven Oroville trollip trmp. What is karma ? Is it real?

“Use a klean kanteen.”

Since: Mar 08

california

#14 Mar 26, 2011
Get over YURSELF wrote:
Tina Kirkhoven has a long long HISTORY of popping PILLS and being with so MANY men. Very YOUNG and old. Hurting OTHERS for no real reason but her own (vendictiveness) due to mental disability I'd call IT. SHAME ON YOU Tina Kirkhoven Oroville trollip trmp. What is karma ? Is it real?
Wow. That is so wrong. Regardless of your opinion of her bashing her on here is a bunch of crap. Sounds like you are the one with the real problem. You are pretty low. And I dont even know michelles mom but I knew her.
Wow no life WATCHING

San Jose, CA

#15 Apr 4, 2011
Just my opinion 70
“Use a klean kanteen.”
GET A HELMET, if life is too tough for YOU
No life you have ? Looks to...
WATCHING? Interesting that you watch this >?

“Use a klean kanteen.”

Since: Mar 08

california

#16 Apr 9, 2011
Wow no life WATCHING wrote:
Just my opinion 70
“Use a klean kanteen.”
GET A HELMET, if life is too tough for YOU
No life you have ? Looks to...
WATCHING? Interesting that you watch this >?
You are an idiot that makes no sense.
marty

Redding, CA

#17 Apr 10, 2011
hey just my opinion, what the heck are you blabbing about? You don't make any sense what you are saying. Have you taken your medication today? Please, do us all a favor and take it.

“Use a klean kanteen.”

Since: Mar 08

california

#18 Apr 12, 2011
marty wrote:
hey just my opinion, what the heck are you blabbing about? You don't make any sense what you are saying. Have you taken your medication today? Please, do us all a favor and take it.
I make no sense? Read the posts above and then maybe your tiny mind will get it. Unless you are the same troll posting under a different name.
J Ramble

Oroville, CA

#19 May 11, 2011
I knew Michele Forever it seem's. I was in the Gulf when she was taken. I did however have friends that lived on the same street. That little duplex she lived in was in a pretty rough place. That was the peak of the Meth craze in Oroville and alot was happening down on Park Ave. Biker's, Tweeker's and all around dirt bags were there. Rumor has always been that she was stalked . She worked at the Kingsmen and all kinds of rif raf rolled in and out of there.

“I wonder if I can jump it”

Since: Apr 11

Vagaville, ca.

#20 Aug 10, 2011
J Ramble wrote:
I knew Michele Forever it seem's. I was in the Gulf when she was taken. I did however have friends that lived on the same street. That little duplex she lived in was in a pretty rough place. That was the peak of the Meth craze in Oroville and alot was happening down on Park Ave. Biker's, Tweeker's and all around dirt bags were there. Rumor has always been that she was stalked . She worked at the Kingsmen and all kinds of rif raf rolled in and out of there.
What was the Kingsmen? If it is a bar is it still there? Does anyone know who they think may have done this? There are a lot of similarities to this case and that of DeAnna Lynn Johnson of Vacaville. A PERSON of interest in that case lived in this area around that time, so I was just WONDERING?

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