Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Ben Ramirez
File # I231100013
On April 20, 2023, at about 7:35 a.m., deputies from the San Jacinto Sheriff Station were dispatched to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon in the 1700 block of S. Santa Fe Ave., San Jacinto. Upon arrival, deputies found a deceased female with multiple sharp force injuries inside the apartment. Deputies also detained a male subject in front of the apartment.
The area was secured as a crime scene and station investigators responded to begin the investigation. The Central Homicide Unit also responded and assumed the investigation. This case was determined to be a domestic violence incident. The female victim was identified as Ruth Liera, 71 years, and the male suspect was identified as the victim’s husband, Lorenzo Liera, 70 years, both residents of San Jacinto. Lorenzo Liera was arrested for murder and booked at the Cois Byrd Correctional Facility.
The 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 T. Gonzales with the Central Homicide Unit at 951-955-2777 or Investigator Jauert at the Hemet Station at 951-791-3400
Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s Homicide Tipline online form.
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