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Posted on: September 10, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Homicide



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Homicide
Station Area:Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility 
Written Date:September 9, 2020Time:12:28 PM
Incident Date:September 8, 2020Time:9:34 PM
Incident Location:1600 Block of S. Hargrave Street, Banning
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Rick Espinoza, Central Homicide Unit
File Number(s):BC202520003


The decedent in this case has been identified as Rosendo Echevarria, 29 years old out of Cathedral City.  This investigation  continues and no additional details are currently available.


On Tuesday, September 8, 2020, at 9:34 PM, deputies from the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility responded to a housing unit within the facility regarding a suspicious circumstance. Upon arrival, they located a male suffering from injuries sustained during an attack by other inmates.

Deputies and facility medical staff attempted life saving measures but ultimately determined the male was deceased. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation. The name of the decedent is not being released at this time, pending notification to next of kin.

This is an active investigation and no additional details are currently available. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department encourages anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Central Homicide Investigator Munoz at (951) 235-9833 or (760) 770-2452.

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

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