Human skeletal remains found in Hemet, investigation continuing

HEMET, Calif., — Authorities today are continuing a suspicious death investigation after an area resident walking their dog in Hemet located what they believed were skeletal human remains Thursday morning, Oct. 28.

The remains, which have not yet been identified, were located in a field adjacent the northeast corner of Sanderson Avenue and Domenigoni Parkway, according to officials.


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City of Hemet police officers were dispatched to the area around 9 a.m. yesterday morning after a citizen called the City’s Emergency Communications Center and reported their discovery.

Responding officers determined that the skeletal remains appeared to be that of a human and upon further examination by Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner officials, the remains were confirmed to be human.

The skeletal remains were collected by Coroner officials for further testing to determine the sex, age and identity of the deceased victim.

Hemet PD’s Detective Bureau has assumed the case and is continuing to actively investigate the incident and will release additional information when it becomes available. 

Anyone with additional information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Sgt. Gabriel Gomez at (951) 634-3037, or [email protected].

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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.