Nuevo murder leaves one woman dead, another injured

NUEVO — Authorities and witnesses say one woman was killed and another was injured after they were intentionally run down by a man who then fled the scene Monday afternoon, Sept. 9. Officials are now investigating the hit and run as a homicide, which happened on the 29000 Block of 13th St. in the unincorporated area of Nuevo, according to Riverside County Central Homicide Unit officials.


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Deputies from the Perris Sheriff’s Station, along with other emergency personnel, were dispatched to the area about 4:50 p.m., after receiving reports of an assault with a deadly weapon, Riverside Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit Sgt. Rick Espinoza reported after the deadly incident.

“Upon arrival, deputies found a female deceased in the road and a second female injured,” explained Espinoza. “The suspect fled the scene before deputies arrived and has not been located.”

Deputies are seen discussing a fatal hit and run that killed one woman and injured another in Nuevo yesterday afternoon. RVC News photo

Officials have not released the victims’ names, pending further investigation and notification of the deceased woman’s family. Officials have also not specified if the suspect has been identified or was known to the two victims, or what led to the fatal incident.

Based on witness statements and evidence at the scene, Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit investigators responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. They were assisted by technicians from the department’s Foresic Service Unit, Perris station deputies and investigators, and other officials.

In the wake of the deadly incident, Desire Perez posted a plea for information about a possible suspect to social media, saying a man she only identified as “Erik” is “currently on the run for killing my tia, running her over multiple times with his car.”

Despite Perez’ post, Sheriff’s officials have not confirmed this person is wanted or was involved in the incident, and according to Espinoza, the Sheriff’s investigation is ongoing and no further details will be released at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to immediately contact Central Homicide Investigator Button at (760) 393-3531 or (951) 955-2777. Callers can refer to incident file number PC192500044 and can remain anonymous.

This is a developing story that will be updated as new information is available.

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Trevor Montgomery, 48, moved last year to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, (the now defunct) Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and Mountain Echo in Shasta 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. (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 29 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.


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