UPDATE #3: Investigation continuing in Lake Elsinore triple homicide

UPDATE: 08/05/2016 9:30 a.m.

Wisconsin Street in Lake Elsinore was packed with investigators and officials from the sheriff's department after the discovery of three people who had been killed at a residence on the street. Eddie George photo

Wisconsin Street in Lake Elsinore was packed with sheriff’s officials after the discovery of three people who had been killed at a residence on the street. Eddie George photo

LAKE ELSINORE – Sheriff’s officials have now confirmed that there were three people killed inside a residence in the 31000 block of Wisconsin Street in Lake Elsinore.

The three killed include two men and one woman. All three victims died from gunshot wounds, according to Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Wallace Clear.

A coroner’s release indicated that one of the men and the woman were residents of Lake Elsinore. It has not yet been released if the two lake Elsinore residents lived at the location where the murders occurred. The release indicated the third man’s location of residence was unknown.

According to the coroner’s release, the victims’ identities and ages are being withheld at the request of law enforcement.

No arrests have been made in the murders and no suspects have been named yet by sheriff’s officials.

Central Homicide Investigators discuss the deadly incident on Wisconsin Street. Eddie George photo

Central Homicide Investigators discuss the deadly incident on Wisconsin Street. Eddie George photo

Sheriff’s deputies initially responded to the residence at about 10:30 a.m. after Riverside County emergency dispatchers received a 911 call about three people who had been shot at the residence.

Deputies arrived at the residence within minutes and immediately found three deceased adults.

Because the investigation is active and ongoing, Clear said no further information would be released at this time.

Today’s news that two people were killed and two were seriously injured in an assault with a deadly weapon in Mead Valley, less than 15 miles away from Lake Elsinore has many wondering if the two incidents might be related. Although no information to that effect has been provided by the sheriff’s department, many are still wondering how and why two such violent incidents have occurred so close together in such a short time span.

Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to contact Investigator Dickey at the Central Homicide Unit at (951) 955-2777, or Investigator Deanne at the Lake Elsinore Station at (951) 245-3300. Callers can refer to incident file number L162150036 and can remain anonymous. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s Homicide Tipline online form.

 

UPDATE: 8/02/2016 5 p.m.

Personnel from the department's Forensics Services Bureau begin arriving at the location of the triple homicide. Eddie George photo

Personnel from the department’s Forensics Services Bureau begin arriving at the location of the triple homicide. Eddie George photo

At about 4:30 p.m. Riverside County Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Deputy Armando Munoz provided an update, saying, “We can now confirm Central Homicide investigators are on-scene conducting a homicide investigation involving three individuals who were victims of a violent crime resulting in their deaths.”

As the day and investigation progressed, Wisconsin Street was swarmed with an ever-increasing number of sheriff’s officials and personnel.

Investigators from the Lake Elsinore Police Station and the department’s Central Homicide Unit filled the streets and were seen going in and out of the residence throughout the day.

Members from the sheriff’s Forensics Services Bureau arrived at the location just after 12:30 p.m. to begin documenting and collecting evidence as well as documenting and photographing the crime scene and entire residence.and one of the department’s Mobile Operations Unit Command Centers arrived on scene at 1:22 p.m.

One of the department's Mobile Operations Unit Command Centers was brought to the location. Eddie George photo

One of the department’s Mobile Operations Unit Command Centers was brought to the location. Eddie George photo

One of the department’s Mobile Operations Unit Command Centers arrived on scene at 1:22 p.m. and investigators and sheriff’s officials were seen going to and from the large vehicle through the day and into the evening as the investigation continued.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident should contact the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department by calling (951) 245-3300. Callers can refer to incident file number L162150036 and can remain anonymous. Tips can also be made anonymously online using the Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Tipline online form.

 

ORIGINAL STORY

Investigators from the Lake Elsinore Sheriff's Station and from the department's Central Homicide Unit comb Wisconsin Street for evidence related to the triple homicide. Eddie George photo

Investigators from the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station and from the department’s Central Homicide Unit comb Wisconsin Street for evidence related to the triple homicide. Eddie George photo

LAKE ELSINORE – A homicide investigation is being conducted at a residence in the 31000 block of Wisconsin Street in Lake Elsinore, according to a sheriff official Tuesday, Aug. 2.

The residence is located between Lakeshore Drive and Lehr Street, southeast of Highway 74 also known as Riverside Drive. The entire street is blocked off with barricades, patrol vehicles, and crime scene tape.

Deputies responded to the residence after receiving a 911 call just after 10:30 a.m.

Deputies and investigators from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Lake Elsinore Police Station are at the residence securing the area and officials have begun setting up EZ-Up tents to provide shaded areas for deputies, investigators, forensics personnel and other sheriff’s officials.

Investigators compare notes from the scene of the deadly incident. Eddie George photo

Investigators compare notes from the scene of the deadly incident. Eddie George photo

“Central Homicide Investigators are en route to the location to conduct a possible homicide investigation,” Riverside County Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Armando Munoz confirmed in a telephone call shortly before noon. “We cannot currently confirm the number of possible deceased or any of the circumstances regarding the investigation.”

“More information and a press release will be put out as we know more,” Munoz said.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident should contact the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department by calling (951) 245-3300. Tips can also be made anonymously online using the Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Tipline online form.

 

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20 comments

  • Courtney Kemp-Beverly

    Thanks for the update. Awesome details. Hope the community will help find the person or persons who did this. Were there any animals there that got hurt? I recently watched a video from a while ago of a dog getting shot during a swat team raid. Would not surprise me if their had been were dogs on the premise. And if there were, where are they now. Will definitely need a rescue home.

  • Why haven’t they released the third man’s name?

  • It would be nice to know if Cams dog was shot. He had a pit bull and I promised him about a year ago that if anything was to happen to him that I would give his dog a home so he would not end up in the pound. I have been looking for info about any dogs and also been watching the local shelters with no good or bad news.

    • Call the Lake Elsinore Station and ask for a watch commander. I know I heard something about the dog when the call came out and when I sent photographers to the scene. They should be able to tell you the status of any dog(s) that were there. Their number is 951-245-3300.

  • Thank You! I will do that asap.

    • Hi vergina its shannon …..cams girl friend could you give me a call at 9494226269 thank u …p.s. im the one you gave the boots and clothes to a few years back ….thank you

  • Anything new?

  • I heard the dog. Was killed and it was a drug deal gone bad third person was Robbie kirschman

  • Cameron Craven, Rachel Volpe/Rupp and Robbie Kirschman was their names from what I was told. I only knew Cam. Why they would shoot the dog is beyond me. 🙁

  • Wisconsin Street remained blocked off between Lehr and Lakeshore drives Wednesday morning as the investigation stretched into its second day. A sheriff’s pop-up tent and forensics vehicle were stationed outside the home where the bodies were found. Rigoberto Garcia, 69, lives behind that home, the next street over. He said he was roused from his sleep about 5 a.m. Tuesday after hearing what he thought were about three gun shots.

  • Any new updates on this?

  • Wondering the same Virginia. Triple homicide and all is silent. Not feeling so comfortable living near this street. I did hear Bob who many knew around town was killed. Maybe that is Robbie they speak of above?

  • Kind of wondering about the bodies. Have they all been claimed yet? When will there be services or memorials for these three people. Its really hard to believe three people were gunned down and no one seen or heard anything. And no more information at all. Are the even looking for the killers? There is someone running free that is getting away with murder and left to do it again at any given time. Im very glad I don’t live near there. I would not be sleeping well at night.

  • I haven’t heard anything about Robbie, but I have read that Cameron and Rachel both had funeral services. His was at the shore and hers was in a church. Their families and children are grieving. A family member of Rachel’s posted that police are working very hard on this case, but that it will take a while to get justice. I don’t know why the police aren’t releasing any info to the media but I’m sure they have good reasons.

  • Can I ask where you read this information at? I never seen any info about the funeral services. Ive been looking.

  • Family members have posted publicly on Facebook about it.

  • Soooo, wtf’so crackin….
    Any new info or what

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