UPDATE: Man captured after wife’s Lake Elsinore murder

UPDATED: Wednesday, Dec. 11, 12 p.m., With additional details regarding suspect’s arrest.

LAKE ELSINORE — A man who officials allege murdered his wife in Lake Elsinore last Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 4., was apprehended in Hawthorne Friday, Dec. 6.

The alleged suspect is now sitting in jail without bail on charges related to the fatal incident that led to his wife’s death, which happened at a private residence on the 1000 block of Monroe St. near Garfield St., in the city’s presidential tract.

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Deputies from the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station began investigating last Wednesday’s murder about 2:30 p.m., when they responded to a home after receiving reports of an unresponsive female in need of medical attention, Riverside Sheriff’s Sgt. Ken Thurm reported as the investigation was getting underway.

When officials arrived at the residence they found family members performing CPR on a woman who was later identified as Vonshon Walker. Deputies immediately summoned medical personnel, who arrived at the scene minutes later and assumed life-saving efforts, according to Thurm.

Despite life-saving measures Walker succumbed to her unspecified injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene by medical personnel.

Based on the circumstances, Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit and Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s investigators responded to the home and assumed the investigation into Walker’s death.

“During the course of the investigation it was determined the subject was the victim of a homicide,” said Thurm.

Marchillo Hill was arrested after authorities allege he murdered his wife in Lake Elsinore last Wednesday afternoon. RSO booking photo

As their investigation continued, officials gathered leads and developed information that led them to issuing a fugitive from justice warrant for Walker’s husband, 38-year-old, Marchillo Jonathan Herre Hill, 

On Friday, Dec. 6, officers from Hawthorn Police Department stopped and detained Hill and notified Central Homicide Unit investigators, who responded to Hawthorn and took custody of the wanted man.

Hill was transported back to Riverside County where he was interviewed and later booked into Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside on his warrant.

On Tuesday, Dec. 10, the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office filed charges against Hill for the murder of his wife, according to Thurm.

The sheriff’s murder investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Central Homicide Investigator Louriero at (951) 955-2777, or Lake Elsinore Station Investigator Posson at (951) 245-3300. Callers can refer to incident file number L193380067 and can remain anonymous. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s Homicide Tipline online form.


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Contact the writer: trevor.rcns@gmail.com

Trevor Montgomery, 48, moved in 2017 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 16 grandchildren.

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