Body found inside car on SR-79 in Lamb Canyon
BEAUMONT — Officials are conducting a death investigation after a person’s lifeless body was discovered over the weekend inside a vehicle in the Lamb Canyon area, on Highway 79 just north of California Ave.
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Although few details are readily available about the ongoing investigation, what is known is that CHP reported the discovery of the victim early Sunday morning, July 7, around 6:45 a.m.
According to a CHP incident report, an officer spotted a black or dark-colored sedan stopped along the highway’s southbound fast lane, creating a potential traffic hazard.
Believing the car was possibly abandoned CHP made a closer inspection of the vehicle, at which time they discovered the victim dead inside the vehicle.
LEADING THE STATE HEADLINES:
As of this report, the circumstances surrounding the victim’s death, as well as the person’s name and age, have not been released, pending further investigation and notification of the victim’s family, and CHP’s investigation is ongoing.
This is a developing story that will be updated as new information is available.
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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. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s 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 28 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 15 – but soon to be 16 – grandchildren.