Investigation continuing after young boy murdered in San Jacinto

SAN JACINTO, Calif. — Although very few details have been released, authorities today confirmed that a homicide investigation is underway after a young boy was found mortally injured in San Jacinto Tuesday morning, May 25. The fatal incident that led to the boy’s death happened at a private residence in the 400 block of E. Main Street, near Mistletoe Park.


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Deputies from the San Jacinto Sheriff’s Station and other emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene around 9:47 a.m. after receiving reports of an assault with a deadly weapon, Riverside Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit Sergeant Ben Ramirez has since reported. 

When officials arrived at the scene they found a male juvenile “with a traumatic injury,” according to Ramirez; who did not specify the nature of the boy’s fatal injury.

Officials spent much of yesterday morning and afternoon at the scene of a homicide that left a young boy dead yesterday afternoon. Vito Lopez photo

“Deputies began life saving efforts until paramedics arrived,” Ramirez continued; adding, “The juvenile was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injury.”

The young victim’s name has not been released pending further investigation, but he was reported by witnesses to be around 10-years-old.

After the boy’s death, members of the Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit responded to the scene and have since assumed the investigation into the cause of the juvenile’s death.

Contacted for more information regarding the ages of the victim and suspect, the manner of the victim’s death, and if anyone was in custody or had been charged in this investigation, Riverside Sheriff’s spokesperson Sergeant Lionel Murphy told RCNS this morning that due to the ongoing and sensitive nature of the investigation, no further details were available for release at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to call Investigator Lee at the Hemet Sheriff Station at (951) 791-3400 or Investigator Loureiro with the Central Homicide Unit at (951) 955-2777. Callers can refer to incident file number I211450066 and can remain anonymous. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s Homicide Tipline online form.

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 (RCNS) and Shasta County News Source (SCNS).

Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County-based newspapers Valley News, Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; the Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County; and Mountain Echo in Shasta County. He is also a regular contributor to Thin Blue Line TV and Law Enforcement News Network and has had his stories featured on news stations throughout the Southern California and North State regions.

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.