WINCHESTER: Man with “significant injuries” arrested for murder after woman’s body found in roadway

WINCHESTER — Authorities are asking for the public’s help piecing together what might have led to a woman’s death early Saturday morning, Mar. 31. Deputies who responded to reports of an assault with a deadly weapon found the woman’s lifeless body in the area of Winchester and Pourroy Roads in the unincorporated area of Winchester.

A man with “significant injuries” who officials found near the deceased woman was hospitalized and later arrested for murder, Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Walter Mendez explained the evening of the incident and arrest.

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Officials have not specified how the victim died or how the alleged suspect was injured and have not released the name of either, pending notification of the victim’s family.

Deputies assigned to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Southwest Station were dispatched to the area shortly before 3:45 a.m., after receiving reports of an assault with a deadly weapon.

“Deputies arrived and located an adult female victim deceased on the roadway,” Mendez explained. “An adult male with significant injuries (was found) laying nearby.”

Investigators from the Southwest Station and Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.

During their investigation officials called for the temporary closure of Winchester Road between Pourroy Road and Abelia Street. Parts of Abelia Sports Park were also closed during the initial investigation, which lasted about 12 hours.

There are no outstanding suspects related to the woman’s death and no threat to the public, according to Mendez.

Investigators have asked that anyone who was travelling in the area of Winchester and Pourroy Roads and saw anything possibly related to this incident to contact Investigator Loureiro of the Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit at (760) 393-3524. Callers can refer to incident file number SW180900004 and can remain anonymous. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s Homicide Tipline online form.


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Trevor Montgomery, 46, recently moved to Shasta County from Riverside County and 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.