One dead after stabbing at Temecula Motel 6

TEMECULA — Although few details have been released, officials confirmed today that they are investigating the murder of a person killed outside a Temecula Motel 6 early this morning, Saturday, Dec. 21. Witnesses from the scene say the victim was possibly stabbed during an altercation before collapsing in the parking lot of the motel, which is located at 41900 Moreno Rd., in the city’s Old Town district.


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Riverside County Sheriff’s officials say the deadly incident happened around 2 a.m., and that the victim passed away from their injuries.

Photos from the scene showed a section of the parking lot cordoned off, with crime scene tape surrounding a pool of blood in the motel’s parking lot. RVC News photo

Officials have not yet provided any further information or details about their investigation, which is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information about this investigation is encouraged to contact Temecula Sheriff’s Station at (951) 696-3000. Callers 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 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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