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Posted on: March 2, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Juvenile Fentanyl Death


Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Juvenile Fentanyl Death
Station Area:Riverside
Written Date:March 1, 2022Time:10:00 AM
Incident Date:December 2, 2021Time:3:30 AM
Incident Location:17000 Block of Crown Creek Circle, Riverside
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Ryan Marcuse
File Number(s):E213360004

Donald Wallace


On December 2, 2021, about 3:30 AM, Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station Deputies were dispatched to a call of a 2-month-old juvenile not breathing in the 17000 block of Crown Creek Cir., Riverside. Upon deputies' arrival, it was determined the 2-month-old female juvenile was deceased. Through extensive investigation by investigators from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Overdose Death Investigations and Narcotics Unit (O.D.I.N.) and the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station, it was determined the 2-month-old juvenile was a victim of Fentanyl poisoning.

The investigation was worked tirelessly over the next several months and it was determined the victim’s father, Donald Wallace (32) from Riverside, was responsible for the Fentanyl that killed her. On February 24, 2022, Wallace was located and taken into custody without incident and booked for causing his infant daughters death. This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is encouraged to contact Master Investigator Peters at 951-955-1700. As a reminder, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department wants to remind citizens of the dangers of illicit narcotics many which may contain Fentanyl. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 100 times stronger than morphine and can cause death or serious bodily harm.

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