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One Year Later, Sheriff’s Investigators Still Looking For Danville Woman’s Killer

Emily Courchesne

Detectives from the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff continue to investigate the killing of Danville resident Emily Courchesne – found dead inside the Byron farm home she was housesitting one year ago Friday.

Deputies dispatched to a “Medical – PD” call at a residence on the 24000 block of Marsh Creek Road in unincorporated Contra Costa County near Byron that day found Courchesne, 37, dead inside the home. Detectives later determined she had been murdered.

Detectives believe Courchesne was killed that week sometime between Wednesday evening and Thursday early morning.

A $10,000 reward is being offered by the Courchesne family for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) in her killing. Anyone with any information on this case is asked to contact the Investigation Division at (925) 313-2600 or call the anonymous tip lines at (925) 313-1166 or (866) 846-3592. Tips can also be emailed to: tips@so.cccounty.us.


  1. Hate to play detective because I know how much the cops hate that but if someone called police from the home is it safe to imagine that police have a recording of the call? Would it help to release it to see if anyone can place the voice? Or has that person already been contacted?

    • Im her sister and we called the police from our home not Brentwood to have tjem meet us at the house because no one had her from her since Wednesday. Like you said don’t speculate.

      • Awful case and I’m sorry for your family but that sounded like a legit question to me. The police said they answered a med pd call which I thought was for someone requesting medical aid and I thought a call like that would only go out if someone needed medical attention – not to just check on the welfare of a person. Anyway sure it’s painful and hope you get some answers.

  2. I’m thankful for any (and all) media outlets for keeping this story alive. The media is very powerful and instrumental. I’ve been told there is no such thing as closure, but I hope and pray this family gets the answers they deserve…

  3. It would be nice to have more information on this case but it is apparent police aren’t ready to release it. All we can do is express our concerns for the family as they live through this awful time.

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