Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Ben Ramirez
File # JV221270170
On May 7, 2022, at about 11:49 p.m., deputies assigned to the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station were dispatched to a report of a deceased male in the area of Parkhurst St. south of Harrel St, Jurupa Valley. Upon arrival, deputies found a deceased male inside a vehicle parked on the street. The male had injuries consistent with a homicide. Deputies secured the area as a crime scene and station investigators responded to begin the investigation. The Central Homicide Unit also responded and assumed the investigation. The victim was identified as Byron Graves, a 39-year-old resident of Jurupa Valley.
During the course of the investigation, a suspect was identified. At about 9:00 a.m., officers from Fontana Police Department responded to a call in the 14000 block of Cherry Ave., Fontana, where the suspect was seen. The suspect, Tavae Stalks, a 30-year-old resident of Fontana, was arrested without incident. Stalks was later booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center for murder. If anyone has information regarding this investigation, they are encouraged to call Investigator D. Contreras at the Jurupa Valley Station at 951-955-2600 or Investigator S. Anderson with the Central Homicide Unit at 951-955-2777.
Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff's Homicide Tipline online form.
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