Woman with “obvious trauma” found dead in Mead Valley

MEAD VALLEY, Calif. — Authorities today confirmed that a murder investigation is underway after a woman’s lifeless body was discovered in the unincorporated area of Mead Valley, north of Perris Christmas day, Friday, Dec. 25.


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Deputies from the Perris Sheriff’s Station and other emergency personnel responded to a call of an unconscious person in the area of Brown and Kinney streets at 4:21 p.m., Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Richard Carroll has since reported.

When officers arrived they found a female adult “with obvious trauma,” Carrol described; while not specifying the nature of the woman’s traumatic injuries.

Although paramedics rendered life-saving measures, the woman succumbed to her injuries and passed away at the scene.

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

While deputies secured the area and began an investigation, investigators from the Perris Sheriff’s Station and Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation.


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“This is an active investigation, and no additional details are currently available,” said Carrol.

Anyone with information or video regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Central Homicide Investigator Bishop at (951) 955-2777. Callers can refer to incident file number PC203600057 and can remain anonymous. 

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

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Trevor Montgomery, 49, 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 30 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 18 grandchildren.