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Press Release: Homicide
Agency: Central Homicide Unit
Station Area: Thermal
Written Date: May 27, 2019 Time: 4:30 PM
Incident Date: May 20, 2019 Time: 5:59 PM
Incident Location: Dillon Road and Berdoo Canyon Road, Indio Hills
Reporting Officer: Deputy Robyn Flores, Public Information Officer
File Number(s): Y191400039

Update: 05/30/2019:

Investigators from the Central Homicide Unit and the Coroner’s Bureau have positively identified the victim as Lesley Fernanda Alvarado Urzua, a 22 year-old resident of Palm Desert.

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



Carlos Javier Navarro-Nieves

On Sunday, May 26, 2019, at 4:40 AM, investigators from the Thermal Sheriff’s Station received information of a deceased person in the area of Dillon Road and Berdoo Canyon Road, in the unincorporated area known as Indio Hills. The Central Homicide Unit was notified and responded with Thermal Station investigators to the scene, and the body of a deceased female adult was located. As the investigation progressed, evidence linked suspect, Carlos Javier Navarro-Nieves, to the murder.

The victim’s name will not be released at this time, pending positive identification by the Coroner’s Bureau.

The investigation remains ongoing and anyone with information is urged to contact Central Homicide Unit Investigator Navarete at (951) 955-2777, or citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff's Homicide Tipline online form.

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