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Lake Mathews Station

Posted on: May 10, 2023

Death Investigation

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Riverside County Sheriff-Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Brandon Mullins

File # MA231010055


On May 10, 2023, at 9:00am, the Lake Mathews Station Special Enforcement Team, Investigations Bureau, Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team, Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit, Desert Search and Rescue, Sheriff’s Mounted Enforcement Detail, Sheriff’s Volunteer Mounted Posse, Unmanned Aerial Systems Team, and Riverside County Search Dogs began an area search for a wanted subject, identified as Christian Stuart, regarding a shooting inside an occupied residence investigation that occurred on April 11, 2023 in the 12000 block of Wildflower Lane, Lake Hills. As a result of the search, a deceased subject with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound was located in a heavily wooded area behind residences located on the 16500 block of Orangewind Lane, Lake Hills. Lake Mathews Investigators arrived on scene and assumed the investigation. The Coroner took possession of the body and will work on making a positive identification.

This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call Investigator Gil of the Lake Mathews Station at 951-272-5600.

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

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