UPDATE: Murder victim found deceased in car parked near Perris Walmart ID’d

UPDATED: Sunday, Sept. 12, 2:30 p.m., With Sheriff’s release of victim’s identity.

PERRIS, Calif., — Sheriff’s officials say a local man was arrested after deputies who responded to reports of a suspicious vehicle discovered a man’s lifeless body inside a car parked in the vegetation alongside a Perris roadway yesterday morning, Thursday, Sept. 9.

The discovery happened on the sparsely traveled Frontage Road near Indian Avenue, just north of the Walmart Supercenter along the 215 Freeway.


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Deputies from the Perris Sheriff’s Station were dispatched to the scene shortly before 7 a.m. after receiving the report of a suspicious vehicle, Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Ed Baeza has since said of the discovery and subsequent arrest.

“When deputies arrived, they located a deceased male inside the vehicle with trauma to his body consistent with a homicide,” the Sergeant explained.

The victim has since been identified as Andrew Seyedmoeme, 32, of Chino.

Deputies secured the scene and investigators from the Perris Station and Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit were summoned and ultimately assumed the investigation.

Deputies are seen discussing the murder of a man that led to the arrest of Jerry Hernandez, 28, of Perris. Rudy Jaramillo/SoCal Law Enforcement and Public Safety News – LEAPS News photo (L), RSO booking photo (R)

Over the next several hours, officials were seen working around a silver sedan, and numerous evidence placards were observed on the ground surrounding the passenger’s side of the sedan, where a black privacy drape shielded the view of the victim’s body from members of the media and curious onlookers.

“Through the investigation the suspect was identified as Jerry Hernandez, 28-years-old, from Perris who was arrested,” said Baeza; while not specifying if there was any known motive for the shooting or what may have led to the deadly incident.

Online jail records indicate Hernandez was arrested on Heirloom Avenue in Perris, about one mile from where the shooting occurred, and later booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside on suspicion of first-degree murder. He remains in custody where he is being held without bail and is scheduled to be arraigned at the Riverside Hall of Justice Sept. 14.

Due to the road where the car was discovered not being heavily traveled, the initial, hours-long on-scene investigation did not create any traffic issues.

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The sheriff’s investigation is continuing and anyone with further information regarding this investigation is encouraged to call Investigator Lee of the Perris Sheriff Station at (951) 210-1000 or Investigator Loureiro with the Central Homicide Unit at (951) 955-2777. Callers can refer to incident file number PE212520016 and can remain anonymous. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s Homicide Tipline online form.

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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.