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Hemet Station

Posted on: August 25, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Homicide

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Riverside County Sheriff's Department Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Ed Baeza

File # D222310040


On August 24, 2022, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Central Homicide Unit assumed a homicide investigation initially commenced by the Hemet Police Department on August 22, 2022. The Hemet Police Department located the deceased victim within their jurisdiction on August 19, 2022, with an unknown cause of death. Through the initial investigation it was discovered the victim was in a physical altercation with unknown individuals in the county area of Hemet prior to being found in the city of Hemet. The victim has been identified as Daniel Preciado, 40-year-old resident of Hemet. The investigation is on-going.

If anyone has information regarding this investigation, they are encouraged to call Investigator Sandoval of the Central Homicide Unit at 951-235-2262 or Investigator Vasquez of the Hemet Sheriff’s Station 951-791-3400. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff's Homicide Tipline online form.

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