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Temecula, California - On Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at 10:12pm, officers from the Temecula Police Department responded to a reported assault at a vacant field near the Mobil / Circle K Gas Station on the 44000 block of Bedford Court, Temecula. Officers arrived within minutes and found a deceased adult male on the ground with apparent stab wounds.
A trail of evidence from the scene led officers to a group of restaurants and lodging businesses located on the 29000 block of Old Town Front Street. While searching the complex, officers located a male adult and his female companion and both were detained. Based on the circumstances, investigators from Temecula Police Department and the Riverside Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.
The adult male detained earlier on Front Street was arrested for homicide and transported to the Southwest Detention Center where he is currently held on $1,000,000 bail. This investigation is on-going and his identity will be withheld until addition statements are obtained. The victim’s identity is being withheld pending notification to family.
Anyone with information regarding this case can contact Investigator Dean of the Central Homicide Unit at (951) 955-2777 or Investigator Mejia at the Temecula Police Department at (951) 696-3000.
Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff's Homicide Tipline online form.