CORONA: Officials still investigating mother of two’s murder

Sharmon Jay Intili, 46, seen in this undated family photo, was murdered inside her Corona residence Nov. 23.

CORONA – One month after the gruesome murder of 46-year-old Corona resident, Sharmon Jay Intili, a mother of two teenage daughters, Corona Police Department officials provided an update on their ongoing investigation into the bloody incident.

Intili was murdered inside her Corona residence Wednesday, Nov. 23, in the 1000 block of E. Grand Boulevard between 10th and S. Howard Streets in Corona.

“Detectives have worked tirelessly in their efforts to solve this murder and bring the person responsible to justice,” Senior Detective John Samano, Public Information Officer for Corona Police Department recently explained.

In spite of their efforts, officials say they have not gathered enough information or evidence to name a suspect in Intili’s murder.

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In a short video update released by the Corona Police Department, Public Information Officer Senior Detective John Samano said, “As you can imagine, this has been very hard on Sharmon’s family and a great concern to our community. Sharmon’s two daughters and her family deserve closure.”

The investigation into the murder began when Corona Police dispatchers received a frantic 911 call about 7 p.m., from a distraught 17-year-old female. The teenager told emergency dispatchers she had found her mother’s bloody and lifeless body inside the family’s residence.

Corona Police and Fire personnel arrived and located Intili unconscious and suffering from several stab wounds. Paramedics provided medical aid and life-saving efforts at the home; however, the victim remained unresponsive and she was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Based on the circumstances, Corona PD detectives responded to the scene and assumed the investigation into Intili’s murder.

“During the course of the investigation it was learned that Intili had ended a relationship with her boyfriend a few weeks before her violent death,” Samano wrote in a press release. “According to friends and co-workers, (Intili) believed she was being stalked by her ex-boyfriend. She was fearful of him to the extent that she had a family friend assist her with changing the locks to the residence.”

Corona police officials have served multiple search warrants at various locations looking for evidence. They also interviewed the victim’s neighbors and others the victim knew and they collected hours of video from different video cameras, according to Samano.

In spite of all the evidence they have collected, officials have elected to not yet name any possible suspects in Intili’s murder.

Detectives have not ruled out the ex-boyfriend as a person of interest, Samano explained. However, Samano stated that releasing the ex-boyfriend’s name at this time would be premature, as scientific evidence and the analysis of other significant evidence is still pending.

Detectives are continuing to work with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Scientific Investigations Division, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the State of California Department of Justice lab for comprehensive evidence analysis regarding the murder.

“Detectives are following several leads in this case and anticipate a successful resolution,” Samano stated.

In spite of reassurances from police officials, until the police department makes an arrest citizens are left wondering how much longer their investigation will take and many have taken to social media to vent their grief and frustration.

“It is important to the safety of all women that this killer is brought to justice,” Carol Brodeur recently wrote. “Even if the murderer was interested in killing one specific woman, her unsolved murder sends a message to all men like him, emboldening them. They will think they, too, can get away with this type of crime.”

Samma Mierkiewicz agreed, writing, “I need an update of some sort. It’s been so long knowing there’s a killer on the loose… this is sickening.”

Robert Douglas, a Corona resident, agreed that he is frustrated at the lack of answers or resolution to the ongoing investigation; however, he added, “Unlike television shows, investigating crimes such as Intili’s murder take time to build a solid case against the accused and to make sure justice is truly served.”

“I would rather see the police take their time and get it right than to rush to judgement and get it wrong,” Douglas wrote.

Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to contact Senior Detective Brad Voorhees at (951) 279-3662 or by email. Callers can remain anonymous.


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Trevor Montgomery spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg in an off-duty accident.

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations, including the Robert Presley Detention Center, the Southwest Station in Temecula, the Hemet Station, and the Lake Elsinore Station, along with many other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, Personnel and Background Investigations and he finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator.

Trevor has been married for more than 26 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and has 13 children and 12 – soon to be 13 – grandchildren.