RIVERSIDE: Officials seek public’s help after 65-year-old dies from head injuries after Nov. beating

RIVERSIDE — Officials investigating the November death of an elderly man who suffered head injuries while being assaulted are seeking the public’s help gathering information about the fatal incident and trying to determine who was involved in the deadly beating.

Riverside police detectives are seeking information about a Nov. 9 beating that later resulted in the Kevin Alexander Daniel’s death.

According to officials, 65-year-old, Riverside resident, Kevin Alexander Daniels, walked into Riverside Community Hospital’s emergency room Saturday, Nov. 10, about 11:19 p.m., to be treated for head injuries.

Daniels reportedly told hospital staff that his injuries were the result of an assault that happened the previous day.

“Unfortunately, Mr. Daniels later died as a result of his injuries before much more information could be obtained,” Riverside police officials explained in a social media release seeking information about the case.

Detectives have asked for the public’s help in this homicide investigation and are seeking any and all information that could shed light on Daniel’s tragic death.

Anyone with information about Daniels and/or the assault against him that led to his death is encouraged to contact Detective Karla Corbett at (951) 353-7134 or Detective Rick Cobb at (951) 353-7135. Callers can refer to incident file number P17203964 and can remain anonymous.

Those with information can also anonymously email rpdtips@riversideca.gov or use Riverside Police Department’s new mobile app “Submit a Tip” feature.


Contact the writer: trevor.rcns@gmail.com

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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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