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Press Release: Homicide
Agency: Central Homicide Unit
Station Area: Temecula
Written Date: 11/30/2017 Time: 12:40 AM
Incident Date: 11/29/2017 Time: 12:14 PM
Incident Location: 32000 block of Temecula Parkway, Temecula
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Steve Brosche
File Number(s): TE173330083
Coroner's Release: 12-04-2017 Case #: 2017-13376

Update 11-30-2017:

James Fortney

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Homicide Unit identified the Temecula homicide suspect as a 40-year-old resident of Temecula, James Fortney. Fortney was booked at the Cois Byrd Detention Center for Voluntary Manslaughter.


On November 29, 2017, at 12:14 p.m., members of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department assigned to the Temecula Station were dispatched to the 32000 block of Temecula Parkway in the city of Temecula regarding a stabbing. The adult male victim was treated at the scene but later succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital. The name of the decedent is being withheld pending notification of the next of kin.

Investigators from the Temecula Police Department and the Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit responded to the location and assumed the investigation. A 40-year-old male resident of the city of Temecula was later arrested for the stabbing. There are no suspects outstanding and the investigation is on-going, no further information will be released at this time.   

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call Investigator Manjarrez at 760-393-3530 or Investigator Alfaro at 760-393-3528 of the Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit.

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff's Homicide Tipline online form.


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