RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Murder – Suicide|
|Written Date:||December 29, 2021||Time:||5:30 AM|
|Incident Date:||December 28, 2021||Time:||5:37 PM|
|Incident Location:||13000 block of Mesquite Rd, Whitewater|
|Reporting Officer:||Sergeant Richard Carroll|
On Tuesday, December 28, 2021, at 5:37 PM, deputies from the Cabazon Station responded to a residence in the 13000 block of Mesquite Road in the unincorporated area of Whitewater for a check the welfare call. The reporting party indicated they had not heard from the homeowner and was concerned for their well-being.
Deputies arrived at the residence and were able to gain entry where they located a deceased female adult with traumatic injuries. Deputies continued searching the residence and located a deceased male adult with what appeared to be self-inflicted injuries. Deputies secured the residence and began an investigation.
Investigators from the Cabazon Station and the Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation. The investigation thus far appears to be a murder-suicide and no suspects are being sought. The identity of the decedents are not being released at this time, pending notification to the family.
No other details are currently available. Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact Central Homicide Unit Investigator Gilbert at (951) 955-2777.
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