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Moreno Valley Station

Posted on: August 20, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Murder Suicide

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Riverside County Sheriff's Department Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Ben Ramirez

File # MV222310122


On August 19, 2022, about 11:20 a.m., deputies from the Moreno Valley Station responded to a Check the Welfare call in the 25300 block of Billie Dr., Moreno Valley, at the request of a family member. Upon arrival, deputies received no answer at the door and made entry into the residence. While inside, deputies found a deceased female adult with significant trauma and also heard a single gunshot from a different room. The deputies immediately exited the residence and established a perimeter around the home.

The Special Enforcement Bureau-Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team and the Hazardous Device Team (HDT) responded and attempted to get any occupants of the residence to exit. After receiving no response, resources were deployed and a deceased male adult with a gunshot wound was found inside. The residence was cleared with no additional subjects found inside. The Central Homicide Unit was requested and assumed the investigation.

This incident will be investigated as a Murder-Suicide and the victim and suspect’s identity will not yet be released, pending next of kin notification. This investigation is currently on-going and no further information will be released at this time. If anyone has information regarding this investigation, they are encouraged to call Investigator Mendoza of the Central Homicide Unit at 951-955-2777 or Investigator Fernandez of the Moreno Valley Station at 951-486-6700.

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

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