SAN JACINTO: Officials investigating man’s death after fatal family disturbance

SAN JACINTO — Officials are conducting a death investigation after a man died following a family disturbance. The victim died four days after the incident that happened Tuesday, Nov. 7, at a private residence on the 600 block of South Jordan Avenue in San Jacinto.

Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner’s officials later identified the man as Osvaldo Navarro, 42, of San Jacinto. According to a coroner’s release, he was pronounced dead on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 8:10 a.m.

The coroner’s release did not list Navarro’s time of injury, indicating that as well as his location of injury was pending further investigation.

The investigation began last Tuesday when deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s San Jacinto Police Station responded to the home about 10 p.m., after receiving reports of a family disturbance, Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Steve Brosche explained in a written press release.

When deputies arrived at the location they located a man inside the home who was unresponsive.

Deputies summoned medical assistance and the unresponsive man, who was later identified as Navarro, was transported to Hemet Valley Hospital. He remained hospitalized for four days until he succumbed to his injury and was pronounced dead by hospital staff.

Officials have not specified the nature of the Navarro’s injuries.

Investigators from the San Jacinto Police Department and the Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit responded to the location and assumed the investigation.

Citing the ongoing investigation, officials provided no further details regarding the circumstances that led to Navarro’s death.

According to Brosche, there are no outstanding suspects and the investigation is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call Investigator Manjarrez of the Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit at (760) 393-3500 or Investigator Medina at (951) 791-3400. Callers can refer to incident file number I173110094 and can remain anonymous. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.


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Trevor Montgomery, who recently moved from Riverside County to Shasta County, runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes for Riverside County based newspapers Valley News, The Valley Chronicle and Anza Valley Outlook as well as 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, breaking his back and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries 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 27 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 14 grandchildren.

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