Press Releases

Palm Desert Station

Posted on: July 2, 2020




Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Homicide
Station Area:Palm Desert
Written Date:July 2, 2020Time:10:54 AM
Incident Date:July 2, 2020Time:4:00 PM
Incident Location:Desert area near Afortunado Dr. and Santa Cruz Rd. in the unincorporated area of Desert Hot Springs
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Rick Espinoza, Central Homicide Unit
File Number(s):O201840011


On Thursday, July 2, 2020, at 10:54 AM, deputies from the Palm Desert Station responded to a call of a deceased male in the desert area of Afortunado Dr. and Santa Cruz Rd. in the unincorporated county area of Desert Hot Springs. Upon arrival they located a male deceased with injuries.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation. The identity of the deceased male has not yet been determined.

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 Vasquez at (760) 393-3529 or (951) 955-2777.

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