‘It’s the worst feeling’: East Bay mother seeks answers after son dies at campsite
SAN PABLO, Calif. (KRON) – A San Pablo mother desperately searches for answers after her son is murdered.
“It’s the worst feeling in the world not knowing what happened to your child,” said Jade Nelson.
Her son, Tyler Dickson, 20, was shot and killed in his tent while on a camping trip in Oroville, Butte County.
We first told you about this story two weeks ago – Now the victim’s mother spoke exclusively with Taylor Bisacky from KRON4.
As you can imagine, this is every mom’s worst nightmare. Tyler’s mother, Jade Nelson, says she is devastated and frustrated.
It has been over two weeks, but she still has no new information on her son’s case or who might have killed him.
She describes it all as weird and confusing.
“I just feel like I’m going through the same thing, I wake up the same day over and over again. I’m like, lost in time. Everything is fair, it will never be the same again, ”said Nelson.
Jade Nelson’s world fell apart on July 3 when she learned that her 20-year-old son Tyler Dickson had been killed while on a camping trip with his girlfriend’s family at the Bidwell Canyon Marina campsite in Oroville during the holiday weekend.
“The last time I spoke to him was at 10pm and he was already there, said he just got out of the shower, he’ll call me back.” I never spoke to him again and then got another phone call at 5am saying something had happened to Ty, ”Nelson said.
Nelson says she later learned from the Butte County Sheriff’s Office that someone shot and killed his son while he was sleeping in his tent with his girlfriend.
Now, more than two weeks later, she still has no answers or updates on the suspects.
“I’m heartbroken. I need answers. Someone knows what happened to my child. It was too quiet. I mean this is an isolated area. There is none. way someone doesn’t know what happened, ”Nelson said.
Dickson was well known in the East Bay community for his involvement in the sport.
He graduated from El Cerrito High School in 2019 and was the former quarterback for the football team. He earned a college football scholarship at Western Colorado University.
“He was a good boy. All he did was go to school, go to soccer practice and come home every day, ”said Nelson.
Now Nelson says she won’t stop looking for answers until she finds out who took her son’s life.
“I’m not out of it, but I won’t stop until justice is done for my baby,” Nelson said.
KRON4 contacted the Butte County Sheriff’s Office. They say they have made no arrests and would not provide us with any updates to say so as part of an ongoing investigation.