UPDATE #3: Investigation continuing in Lake Elsinore triple homicide
UPDATE: 08/05/2016 9:30 a.m.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
“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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