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Posted on: September 8, 2021

Homicide

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RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Homicide
Station Area:Jurupa
Written Date:September 3, 2021Time:1:00 AM
Incident Date:September 2, 2021Time:11:50 AM
Incident Location:Santa Ana Riverbed near Mission Blvd. and Crestmore Rd., Jurupa Valley
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Ed Baeza
File Number(s):JV212450081


Update:

The two decedents have been identified as Kevin James Nelson, 32 year-old of Riverside and Jonathan Edward Townsend, 38 year-old of Riverside. Based on evidence discovered by investigators this investigation will be investigated as a suspicious death.

If anyone has information regarding this investigation, they are encouraged to call Investigator Letterly with the Central Homicide Unit at 951-955-2777 or Investigator Anguiano at the Jurupa Valley Station at 951-955-2600.

Details:

On September 2, 2021, at 11:50 a.m., deputies from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff Station responded to the Santa Ana River bed near the intersections of Mission Blvd. and Crestmore Rd., in Jurupa Valley, regarding a suspicious death investigation. Upon arrival, deputies located two deceased males and a female who was transported to a nearby hospital. Deputies secured the area as a crime scene. The Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation.

If anyone has information regarding this investigation, they are encouraged to call Investigator Letterly with the Central Homicide Unit at 951-955-2777 or Investigator Anguiano at the Jurupa Valley Station at 951-955-2600.

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

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

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