Investigation continuing after body found at Hemet motel

HEMET, Calif. — Authorities are investigating a suspicious death after a man’s body was discovered in a downtown Hemet motel room Thursday afternoon, June 4.

Officials are still working to identify the victim and have asked for the community’s help with any information that could shed light on the man’s death and identity.


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City of Hemet Police and Fire personnel were dispatched to the Days Inn at 800 W. Florida Ave. around noon, after receiving reports of a deceased male that was discovered in one of the rooms, Hemet Police Lt. Nate Miller later reported.

“Detectives from the Hemet Police Department Investigations bureau are currently working on positively identifying the male and the manner of his death,” explained Miller; saying,  “At this time, there is limited information surrounding this incident.”

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Hemet PD’s Detective Corporal Alvarez at (951) 765-2426 or Detective Sergeant Gomez at (951) 634-3037.

This is a developing story that will be updated as new information is available.


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Trevor Montgomery, 48, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, (the now defunct) Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and Mountain Echo in Shasta 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. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s 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 29 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 16 grandchildren.