MORENO VALLEY: Man accused of murdering woman held on $1 million bail

MORENO VALLEY — A Moreno Valley man is in custody being held on $1 million bail after officials allege he murdered a woman early Friday morning, Feb. 9.

Deputies responded to the 23200 block of Hemlock Avenue in Moreno Valley shortly after 2 a.m., after receiving reports of an assault with a deadly weapon at the location, Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Ben Ramirez explained in a written press release.

When they arrived at the location, officials “found an adult female with serious injuries,” said Ramirez. Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire and American Medical Response medics rushed the victim to an area hospital; however, she succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased my hospital staff.

The victim’s name has not been released, pending further investigation and notification of her family.

Within minutes of receiving the assault call deputies located the suspect’s vehicle and took him into custody. Officials identified him as Krystoffer Devion Mille Hicks, 26, of Moreno Valley.

Based on the circumstances investigators from Moreno Valley PD and Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit responded to the scene and assumed the investigation, which is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Investigator Chris Barajas of the Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit at (951) 955-2777 or Investigator Leon at (951) 486-6700. Callers can refer to incident file number MV180400033 and can remain anonymous. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s Homicide Tipline online form.


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Trevor Montgomery, who recently moved from Riverside County to Shasta County, runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes for Riverside County based newspapers Valley News, The Valley Chronicle and Anza Valley Outlook as well as 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, breaking his back and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries 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 27 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 14 grandchildren.