JURUPA VALLEY: Officials investigating after second man’s body discovered within miles of first

JURUPA VALLEY — Authorities are investigating the murder of a man whose lifeless body was found Saturday, July 29, in the area of Pacific Avenue and Canal Street in Jurupa Valley.

Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner’s officials later identified the victim as Benny Carrasco, 52, of La Puente.

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The murder investigation is one of two that officials are investigating that happened on the same day, within 15 miles of each other.

Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Jurupa Valley Station responded to a 911 call reporting a man down at the location at 4:05 p.m., Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Jeff Buompensiero explained in a written report after the incident.

When they arrived, deputies located a Hispanic male adult on the ground. The man, later identified as Carrasco, sustained major, traumatic injuries that resulted in his death.

Investigators from the Jurupa Valley Station and the Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation.

“No suspects have been arrested,” said Buompensiero, “The investigation is ongoing.”

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Investigator Loureiro from the Central Homicide Unit at (760) 393-3524. Callers can refer to incident file number JV172100117 and can remain anonymous. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s Homicide Tipline online form.

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Trevor Montgomery runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes for Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News and Anza Valley Outlook and also writes for Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County.

Trevor 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 and breaking his back in an off-duty accident.

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations, including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center and Lake Elsinore Station, along with 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 and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

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.