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Posted on: April 8, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Death Investigation



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Carjacking, felony warrants, agricultural thefts
Station Area:Thermal
Written Date:April 07, 2020Time:9:30 PM
Incident Date:April 07, 2020Time:2:20 PM
Incident Location:Desert Area north of Interstate 10 at Frontage Rd., Unincorporated area of Riverside County
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Sal Gonzales 
File Number(s):C200980027


The Coroner’s Office has identified the deceased male as Rosendo Ruiz Montano, 49 years old from La Quinta.


On Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at 2:20 PM, investigators from the Thermal Station responded to a call of a deceased person located in the desert area by a hiker north of Interstate 10 at Frontage Road, in the unincorporated area of Riverside County.

Upon arrival in the area, the investigators located the human remains of a male. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation. The identity of the decedent is currently unknown.

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 Button at (760) 393-3531 or (951) 955-2777. 

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is seeking applicants for Deputy Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff Trainee, Correctional Deputy, Sheriff’s 911 Communications Officer, and other employment opportunities such as clerical and support positions.  If you are interested in a career with us, please visit our recruiting page or call 1-888-Join-RSD

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