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Posted on: November 22, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Homicide


Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Homicide
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Written Date:November 22, 2019Time:3:00 PM
Incident Date:November 21, 2019Time:11:41 AM
Incident Location:43000 East Parkway Esplanade, La Quinta
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Rick Espinoza, Central Homicide Unit
File Number(s):LA193250028


On Thursday, November 21, 2019, at 11:41 AM, deputies from the Thermal Station responded to a call of a deceased person in the 43000 Block of East Parkway Esplanade in the city of La Quinta.  

Deputies arrived at the scene and located a male deceased at the residence.  The Riverside County Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation.  During the investigation that followed, it was determined the decedent died as a result of a homicide and a suspect was identified. Cristina Canimo, 32 years old out of Palm Desert was arrested and booked at the Indio Jail for murder. The name of the decedent is being withheld pending notification of the family. 

This is an active investigation and no additional details are currently available. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department encourages anyone with information or video regarding the incident to contact Central Homicide Investigator Vasquez at (760) 393-3529 or (951) 955-2777. 

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

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is seeking applicants for Deputy Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff Trainee, Correctional Deputy, Sheriff's 911 Communications Officer, and other employment opportunities such as clerical and support positions.  If you are interested in a career with us, please apply at or call 1-888-Join-RSD

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