UPDATED: SAN JACINTO: Woman found dead along side of roadway ID’d

UPDATE: May 3, 2 p.m. Officials announce arrest of two men charged with Latoya Calhoun’s murder

UPDATE: May 1, 1:30 p.m.

Officials scour the area for evidence. Miguel Shannon/Epicenter News photo

Coroner officials have identified a woman whose body was found along the side of a San Jacinto roadway Saturday, April 29. Officials identified the victim as 40-year-old, Latoya Calhoun. Coroner officials did not indicate a last known address for Calhoun, however her family was identified, according to an update from the Coroner’s office.

Officials did not provide any further updates and have not specified the manner or method of Calhoun’s death; however, in an earlier statement Riverside Sheriff’s Robert Himmelberg explained in a written press release that the victim’s death was “motor vehicle-related.”

The investigation into Calhoun’s death is active and ongoing.

Officials have requested that anyone with information regarding this incident to call Deputy Cortez at (951) 654-2702. Callers can refer to incident file number I171190013 and can remain anonymous. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.

This is a developing story. Additional information will be updated as it becomes available.

 

ORIGINAL STORY: “Female body found near the roadway,” officials confirm

Several blocks of Esplanade were closed to through traffic while officials investigated the accident. Miguel Shannon/Epicenter News photo

SAN JACINTO – Few details have been released; however, sheriff’s officials have confirmed they are investigating after the body of a female was found along the side of a San Jacinto roadway early Saturday, April 29.

The body, which officials have only described as “female,” was found on the 2600 block of Esplanade Avenue and reported to sheriff’s officials just before 6 a.m., Riverside Sheriff’s Robert Himmelberg explained in a written press release after the conclusion of the initial investigation.

Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s San Jacinto Police Station responded to the area after a citizen called 911 to report a “female body found near the roadway,” said Himmelberg.

When officials arrived at the location, they determined the victim had already succumbed to her injuries. “The female was pronounced dead at the scene,” Himmelberg explained.

Officials did not specify the age of the victim or where she resided, pending identification and notification of the victim’s family.

During their investigation, deputies “determined the female was the victim of a motor vehicle related incident,” according to Himmelberg.

Esplanade Avenue was closed for several hours between N. Cawston and N. Sanderson Avenues, while evidence technicians from the department’s Forensic Services Bureau and other officials investigated the fatal incident.

The investigation is ongoing.

Officials have requested that anyone with information regarding this incident to call Deputy Cortez at (951) 654-2702. Callers can refer to incident file number I171190013 and can remain anonymous. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.

This is a developing story. Additional information will be updated as it becomes available.

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Trevor Montgomery runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes for Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News and Anza Valley Outlook and also writes for Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County.

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 and breaking his back in an off-duty 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 26 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and has 13 children and 12 – soon to be 13 – grandchildren.

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