RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Suspicious Death|
|Written Date:||July 22, 2020||Time:||4:30 PM|
|Incident Date:||July 22, 2020||Time:||8:20 AM|
|Incident Location:||Ave. 49 and Calle Abelia, Coachella|
|Reporting Officer:||Sergeant Ben Ramirez|
The decedent was identified as Leonard Garcia, 31 years old resident of Coachella.
On July 22, 2020, deputies from the Thermal Sheriff Station responded to a report of a man down at Ave. 49 and Calle Abelia. Upon arrival, deputies located a deceased male, and secured a crime scene. Investigators from the Thermal Sheriff Station and the Central Homicide Unit responded and began their investigation.
The identity of the decedent will not be released at this time, pending notification to next of kin. This is an active investigation and no additional details are available at this time. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department encourages anyone with information regarding the incident to contact Thermal Station Investigator Hammond at (760) 863-8990 or Central Homicide Investigator Alfaro at (951) 955-2777.
Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips Online Form.