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Posted on: February 7, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Homicide



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Homicide
Station Area:Mecca
Written Date:February 7, 2022Time:3:09 AM
Incident Date:February 7, 2022Time:3:15 PM
Incident Location:91800 block Avenue 66th, Mecca
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Ed Baeza
File Number(s):C220380002


On February 7, 2022, at 03:09 a.m., deputies from the Thermal Sheriff’s Station responded to a report of an unresponsive male subject lying on the ground in the 91800 block of Avenue 66 in Mecca. Upon arrival, deputies located an adult male victim with trauma to his body consistent with a homicide.  The male victim was pronounced deceased at the scene and investigators from the Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation. Through the investigation, the victim was identified as Gabriel Cervantes, a 28-year-old male resident of Mecca.  This is an active and ongoing investigation.  Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Investigator Nicholas Jones of the Central Homicide Unit at 951-206-1680 or Investigator Arnoldo Iniguez of the Thermal Station at 760-863-8990.

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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