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

Full story: Oroville Mercury-Register

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.
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Tina Kirkhoven

Chico, CA

#21 Sep 6, 2011
Who ever this person is in Redwood,Ca doesn`t even know tina Kirkhoven & the crap they wrote about me,is so far from the truth ! You are a very sick minded scrum bag !
Friendwhocares

United States

#22 Mar 4, 2012
I always thought it was a women. I thought I remembered it being done with a scarf and that really struck me as a crime a women would have committed. A man would have used his hands. It would be great if they would reopen the case with all of the new ways to test evidence now available.

Also, whoever said anything negative about the family should really get some professional help.

Rest in Peace Michelle
Interesting

Santa Clara, CA

#23 Mar 4, 2012
Friendwhocares wrote:
crime a women would have committed
Or someone that acts like one.
Friendwhocares wrote:
A man would have used his hands.
Not always true at all. Lots of cases of men strangling women with scarfs.
afriendwhocares

Truckee, CA

#24 Mar 4, 2012
"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?"
Was the person living in Vacaville at the time of Deanna's death a man or woman?
One WHo knows

Oroville, CA

#26 May 11, 2012
Matt Kroll.... it is all there and washed under the table just like Butte County operates
marty wilson

Chico, CA

#27 May 12, 2012
you know what, the new generation of cops we have is a joke!!they say there is no perfect murder and there is closer.how dare you think you know how a person feels.I knew this little girl when she was murdered. her mom is a friend of mine after all these years. love you tina.
Cherie

United States

#28 Oct 3, 2012
Tina Kirkhoven wrote:
Who ever this person is in Redwood,Ca doesn`t even know tina Kirkhoven & the crap they wrote about me,is so far from the truth ! You are a very sick minded scrum bag !
My aunt Tina was broken hearted over losing a daughter & if I knew who the person was that posted that immature bullshit last year on here I would like to have a word with that person but Tina is no longer with us anymore so I hope you feel good about yourself! She is gone away from hurtful opinionated people like you. Rest in peace with Michele, I love you both, cherie
Shay Lynn Wood

Layton, UT

#29 Oct 4, 2012
My name is Shay, I am Michele Lynn Kirkhoven's daughter. For years I have seen people bash my family with their opinions. I do believe everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but should show some respect. I came across this page in shock. The comments made about my grandma are completely uncalled for. I am not denying that she may have made poor decisions in her life, but we all make mistakes. I trust that the policer officers handling my mom's case know how to do their job, and do it to the best of their ability. I hope in the future you can show some respect, and present yourself as a decent human being.
CIndy

Oroville, CA

#30 Oct 5, 2012
Shay Lynn Wood wrote:
My name is Shay, I am Michele Lynn Kirkhoven's daughter. For years I have seen people bash my family with their opinions. I do believe everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but should show some respect. I came across this page in shock. The comments made about my grandma are completely uncalled for. I am not denying that she may have made poor decisions in her life, but we all make mistakes. I trust that the policer officers handling my mom's case know how to do their job, and do it to the best of their ability. I hope in the future you can show some respect, and present yourself as a decent human being.
God bless you and your family,Shay. Please remember that only God knows what was in your grandma's heart during her last moments on earth. I hope it helps to know that many people in Oroville have been touched by your mom's death, your family's tragedy. Some of us mourn with you once again, Love. Be well.
carol

Oroville, CA

#31 Oct 10, 2012
god bless your family in time of need. tina kirkhoven has finally got her daughter back.
i am sure michelle was waiting for her mom .
Mike Lamb

Sacramento, CA

#32 Oct 30, 2012
I'm her nephew. Her mom died last month without this being solved, which to me is one of the worst aspects of the whole thing...
Kirkhoven

Chico, CA

#33 Feb 2, 2013
Thanks for your reply. What an inconsiderate individual who made that comment. FREAK!
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.
Yerda

San Diego, CA

#34 Feb 2, 2013
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?
..........Tina was my Sister and for who ever wrote this you are a low life SOB ,maybe you are Michele Killer .
My Sister heart was ripped out of her the day Michele was killed and for you to write such horrible things about my Sister Tina shows you are a very evil Person .and when we find out who you are watch your back! My Sister was a very loving person and would give you the shirt off her back or her last dollar ,yes she had Medical problems and was on pills.Did you also know my Sister Died in 2012
You rotten low life sob have nerve to write crap about my Sister but Chicken not leave your Name.
EA Soerensen

Kent, WA

#35 Feb 2, 2013
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?
You think my auntie was vindictive? HA! You are the one writing horrible things about someone on the internet without the COURAGE to say them to her face! You are a worthless, resentful, cowardly, insecure human who must really hate yourself deep down. Every time you look in the mirror I hope all you see is the little insignificant peon you truly are.
p.s. You also might want to invest in spell check and re-take some English grammar classes if you want to post more cowardly rants on the internet, because your STUPID is pretty evident in your mis-spelled, terribly ignorant post. You are a joke. But, deep down you already know that.
Yerda

San Diego, CA

#36 Feb 2, 2013
Friendwhocares wrote:
I always thought it was a women. I thought I remembered it being done with a scarf and that really struck me as a crime a women would have committed. A man would have used his hands. It would be great if they would reopen the case with all of the new ways to test evidence now available.
Also, whoever said anything negative about the family should really get some professional help.
Rest in Peace Michelle
Hello who said she was killed with a scarf ? we don't know what was used to kill her only the police and killer .just saying
cjh034

United States

#37 Mar 8, 2013
How do you know the person of interest on the De Anna case lived in the same area of Michelle when she was murdered?
Dr_ Sloan

Tampa, FL

#38 Mar 16, 2013
kkirkhoven wrote:
<quoted text> 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.
I believe after doing a preliminary profile of the town, that the murderer is still in that town.
Dr_ Sloan

Tampa, FL

#39 Mar 16, 2013
I have done a very brief forensics of the town, and I believe the murderer is still living in that town.
Dr_ Sloan

Tampa, FL

#40 Mar 16, 2013
Shay Lynn Wood wrote:
My name is Shay, I am Michele Lynn Kirkhoven's daughter. For years I have seen people bash my family with their opinions. I do believe everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but should show some respect. I came across this page in shock. The comments made about my grandma are completely uncalled for. I am not denying that she may have made poor decisions in her life, but we all make mistakes. I trust that the policer officers handling my mom's case know how to do their job, and do it to the best of their ability. I hope in the future you can show some respect, and present yourself as a decent human being.
To Shay, This has nothing to do with bad decisions. This murderer stalked his victim like no one she knew and took her life. This is not about the character of the victim, this is a murderous animal who took your grandma's life. I believe we will catch him...
Dr_ Sloan

Tampa, FL

#41 Mar 16, 2013
Sorry, I meant your mother's life.

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