Jurupa Valley murder investigation underway after two men found dead, woman injured

JURUPA VALLEY, Calif., — Although very few details have been released, Sheriff’s officials yesterday confirmed that a murder investigation is underway after two men were found deceased and a woman was found injured near the Santa Ana River bed Thursday morning, Sept. 2.


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Deputies from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station, Cal Fire-Riverside, and other emergency personnel were dispatched to a lot near the intersection of Mission Boulevard and Crestmore Road, across from the Carlson Dog Park, in Jurupa Valley around 11:50 a.m., Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Ed Baeza has since reported.

When officials arrived they found two deceased males and an injured female, according to Baeza; who said the woman was transported to a nearby hospital with unspecified injuries.

Sheriff and Coroner officials are seen working at the scene of a homicide that left two men dead and a woman injured in Jurupa Valley on Thursday. Nathan Wilking/RVC News photos

Deputies secured the area as a crime scene and Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit members responded to the scene and assumed the investigation, which Baeza said is being handled as a homicide case.

From the scene, Riverside Sheriff’s Correctional Sergeant Deanna Pecoraro told media, “It’s still early in the investigation, so we don’t have too much.”

She added that investigators were canvassing the area for evidence, but she declined to specify the nature and type of evidence they were seeking.

No further details have been released and the Sheriff’s investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information regarding this murder investigation is encouraged to call Investigator Letterly with the Central Homicide Unit at (951) 955-2777 or Investigator Anguiano at the Jurupa Valley Station at (951) 955-2600. Callers can refer to incident file number JV212450081 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 is available.

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Trevor Montgomery, 50, 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.