Mead Valley murder investigation continuing – Arizona victim, 55, ID’d

MEAD VALLEY, Calif., — Authorities are continuing to investigate the murder of a man whose lifeless body was found in the unincorporated Mead Valley area southwest of Perris Thursday morning, Feb. 3.


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Deputies from the Perris Sheriff’s Station were dispatched to the area of Oleo Ranch Road and Smoketree Street shortly before 10:30 a.m. after receiving reports of gunshots heard in the area, Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Richard Carroll has since said the ongoing homicide investigation.

When deputies arrived in the area near where the gunshots had been heard, they located a “deceased male adult with obvious trauma,” Carroll explained.

Deputies secured the area and Perris Station and Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit investigators responded and assumed the investigation.

The victim has since been identified as 55-year-old, Gary Elmore, of Arizona, according to the Sergeant, who said the sheriff’s investigation is active and ongoing and that no further details could be released.

Anyone with information or video regarding this investigation is urged to contact Central Homicide Investigator Navarrete at (951) 955-2777. Callers can refer to incident file number PC220340018 and remain anonymous.

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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.