RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Death Investigation|
|Station Area:||La Quinta|
|Written Date:||February 23, 2022||Time:||4:00 PM|
|Incident Date:||February 22, 2022||Time:||11:15 PM|
|Incident Location:||55400 block Riviera Ln., La Quinta|
|Reporting Officer:||Sergeant Ed Baeza|
On February 22, 2022, at 11:15 p.m., deputies from the Thermal Sheriff’s Station responded to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon on the 55400 block of Riviera Ln., in La Quinta. Upon arriving, deputies located a male victim suffering from a traumatic injury. The male was airlifted to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced deceased by medical personnel. Next of kin was contacted and the victim was identified as Branston William Bauder, 48 year-old, male, from La Quinta. A crime scene was secured, the Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation. There are no outstanding suspects. The investigation is on-going.
If anyone has information regarding this investigation, they are encouraged to call Investigator Jones of the Central Homicide Unit at 951-206-1680 or Investigator Hammond of the Thermal Sheriff’s Station 760-863-8990.
Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff's Homicide Tipline online form.
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