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Posted on: March 20, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Suspicious Death


Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Suspicious Death
Station Area:Jurupa Valley
Written Date:March 20, 2020Time:2:00 PM
Incident Date:March 19, 2020Time:7:25 PM
Incident Location:5900 block of Saguaro St., Jurupa Valley
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Rick Espinoza, Central Homicide Unit
File Number(s):EV200650079


On Thursday, March 19, 2020, at 7:25 PM, deputies from the Jurupa Valley Station responded to the 5900 Block of Saguaro St. in Jurupa Valley reference an unresponsive female found inside of a residence.

Medical personnel arrived on scene and attempted life saving measures, unfortunately the female was pronounced deceased. Based on information obtained at the scene and medical personnel, the scene was secured and the Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation. The decedent was identified as Niki Marie Mello, 26 years old of Jurupa Valley.

This is an active investigation and no additional details are currently available. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department encourages anyone with information regarding the incident to contact Central Homicide Investigator Moody at (760) 393-3525 or (951) 955-2777.

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