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Posted on: October 27, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Seeking the Public’s Help with a Death Investigation in Moreno Valley

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Riverside County Sheriff's Department Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Chad Craig

File # MV222960058


On Sunday, October 23, 2022, about 4:03 AM, deputies from the Moreno Valley Station responded to a report of a person laying in the roadway on Day Street, south of Eucalyptus Avenue, in the city of Moreno Valley. Deputies arrived at the scene to find an adult male laying in the roadway, unresponsive, and suffering from a traumatic injury to his head. Despite life-saving measures, the male was declared deceased. The male has been identified as Juan Franco, a 28-year-old resident of Moreno Valley. The Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station Traffic Reconstruction Team, along with investigators, responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. The preliminary investigation was unable to determine if he was struck by a vehicle or if foul play was involved.

The investigation is ongoing and we are seeking help from the public. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call Investigator Allen of the Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station at 951-486-6700 or the Sheriff’s dispatch at 951-776-1099.

Persons who wish to report criminal activity anonymously, can call crime stoppers at 800-78-CRIME (800-782-7463) or 800-47-DRUGS (800-473-7847). You can also leave anonymous information on our Crime Tips Online Form or

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