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Posted on: October 26, 2020

Suspicious Death

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RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Homicide 
Station Area:Desert Center
Written Date:October 19, 2020Time:5:00 AM
Incident Date:October 18, 2020Time:4:07 PM
Incident Location:Kaiser Rd and Oasis Rd, Desert Center
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Rick Espinoza, Central Homicide Unit
File Number(s):A202920008


Update:

The decedent has been positively identified as Thanh Phuoc Tran, 46 years old out of Hollywood, CA. 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 Sandoval at (951) 235-2262 or (760) 770-2236.

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

Details:

On Sunday, October 18, 2020, at 4:07 PM, deputies from the Colorado River Station responded to a call of a male deceased in an agricultural area near Kaiser Rd. and Oasis Rd. in the unincorporated area of Riverside County known as Desert Center. Upon arrival the deputies located a male deceased inside of a structure at the location. 

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation. The name of the decedent is not being released at this time and is pending the notification of the next of kin.  

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 Sandoval at (951) 235-2262 or (760) 770-2236.



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