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Posted on: November 11, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Homicide



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Homicide
Station Area:Jurupa Valley
Written Date:November 10, 2021Time:6:00 PM
Incident Date:September 1, 2020Time:4:20 AM
Incident Location:5400 Block of 34th Street city of Jurupa Valley
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Ryan Marcuse
File Number(s):JV202450010


On September 1, 2020, about 4:20 AM, Jurupa Valley Station Deputies were dispatched to a call of a juvenile who was not breathing in the 5400 block of 34th Street, city of Jurupa Valley. Upon deputies arrival, medical aid was immediately given, but after all efforts the juvenile was declared deceased. Through extensive investigation by investigators from the Jurupa Valley Station and investigators from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s Overdose Death Investigations and Narcotics Unit, it was determined the descendant, a 15 month old juvenile, was a victim of homicide due to a Fentanyl overdose.

The investigation was worked tirelessly over the next several months and it was determined the juvenile’s parents, Adler Metcalf (22) and Sandy Acuna (20) from the city of Jurupa Valley, were responsible for possessing the Fentanyl that killed their child . On November 10, 2021, both Metcalf and Acuna were located and taken into custody without incident and both were later booked for Murder. This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is encouraged to contact Master Investigator Merrill at the Jurupa Valley Station at 951-955-2600 or Master Investigator Peters at the Overdose Death Investigation and Narcotics Unit at 951-955-1700.

As a reminder, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department wants to remind citizens of the dangers of illicit narcotics many which may contain Fentanyl. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 100 times stronger than morphine and can cause death or serious bodily harm.

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

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