RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Suspicious Death Investigation
|September 7, 2021
|September 4, 2021
|McCallister and El Sobrante, unincorporated area of Lake Hills, Riverside
|Sergeant Richard Carroll
The two decedents have been identified as Kevin James Nelson, 32 year-old of Riverside and Jonathan Edward Townsend, 38 year-old of Riverside. Based on evidence discovered by investigators this investigation will be investigated as a suspicious death.
If anyone has information regarding this investigation, they are encouraged to call Investigator Letterly with the Central Homicide Unit at 951-955-2777 or Investigator Anguiano at the Jurupa Valley Station at 951-955-2600.
On Saturday, September 4, 2021, deputies from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff's Station responded to a call for service regarding an unidentified deceased adult female found in the area of McCallister and El Sobrante, which is a remote location in the unincorporated area of Lake Hills. Hunters in the area discovered the deceased female and immediately called 911 to report their findings.
Deputies secured the area and began an investigation. Investigators from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff's Station and the Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation. At this time, the circumstances surrounding the death are unknown. The identity of the female is currently unknown.
This is an active investigation, and no additional details are currently available. The Riverside County Sheriff's Department encourages anyone with information regarding the incident to contact Central Homicide Investigator Gilbert at (951) 955-2777.
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