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Press Release: Homicide
Agency: Riverside County Sheriff’s Department
Station Area: Perris
Written Date: September 10, 2019 Time: 2:00 PM
Incident Date: September 6, 2019 Time: 11:22 PM
Incident Location: 33 Whirlaway Street, Perris
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Rick Espinoza, Central Homicide Unit
File Number(s): PE192490169


Anthony Varela

On Friday, September 6, 2019, at 11:22 PM, deputies responded to 33 Whirlaway Street in the city of Perris, in reference to a report of multiple people being assaulted at the residence. Deputies arrived on scene to find a female victim deceased from injuries sustained during the attack. A second female and a male were also located at the residence suffering from traumatic injuries. Both were transported to a local hospital where they received care for their injuries. The scene was secured and the Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation.

During the course of the investigation, the suspect was identified as Anthony Varela, 29 years of Perris. He was taken into custody and booked at the Robert Presley Detention  Center in Riverside.

This is an active investigation and no additional details are currently available. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department encourages anyone with information regarding the incident to contact Central Homicide Investigator Alfaro at (760) 393-3528 or (951) 955-2777.

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


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