The following is a press release issued by the Clearlake Police Department:
On 10/16/2020 at about 9:30pm, the Clearlake Police Department received a call from a citizen advising of an unresponsive male laying on the ground in the rear parking lot of the Burns Valley Shopping Center, located in the 14900 block of Olympic Drive. Officers and Paramedics were dispatched to the scene. Officers located a male adult in the rear parking lot of the shopping center. Paramedics with Lake County Fire Protection District attempted life saving measures however the victim was pronounced deceased on scene.
The male adult, later identified as 44 year old Steven Chrisman of Clearlake, was the victim of an assault by an unknown subject. Detectives with the Clearlake Police Department responded to the scene for processing of evidence.
At this time the motive is unclear and the investigation is ongoing. The circumstances which lead to the death of Steven Chrisman are being withheld at this time to preserve the case integrity.
Anyone with information related to this case is encouraged to call Detective Flores at 707-994-8251 ext. 315.
This is the approximate location of where the victim’s body was located.