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Posted on: January 29, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Suspicious Death


Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Suspicious Death
Station Area:Moreno Valley
Written Date:January 29, 2020Time:11:30 PM
Incident Date:January 29, 2020Time:12:19 AM
Incident Location:24200 Block of Eucalyptus Ave., Moreno Valley
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Ben Ramirez
File Number(s):MV200290194

On January 29, 2020, at about 12:17 p.m., deputies assigned to the Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station were dispatched to a battery in the 24200 block of Eucalyptus Ave, Moreno Valley. Upon arrival, deputies located three male subjects in the backyard. Two males were in medical distress and were transported to a local hospital. One of the male subjects died at the hospital from unknown causes, and the other male remains at the hospital in stable condition. Deputies secured the residence as a crime scene and station investigators responded to begin the investigation. The Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation.

The decedent was identified as Tony Russell, 43 years of Moreno Valley. 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 Rodriguez at the Moreno Valley Police Station 951-486-6700 or Investigator Sandoval with the Central Homicide Unit at 951-955-2777. 

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

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