Investigation ongoing after body found in Juniper Flats

JUNIPER FLATS, Calif. — Although very few details have been released, officials yesterday said they are investigating the murder of a Lakeview man, whose lifeless body was found in the unincorporated community of Juniper Flats Tuesday afternoon, May 20.

Officials, who have not specified how the victim died, say the man’s body was discovered on the 21700 block of Twin Canyon Dr., between the cities of Perris and San Jacinto.


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Deputies from the Perris Sheriff’s Station were dispatched to the scene just before 3:30 p.m., after receiving reports of a deceased male, Riverside Sheriff’s Sgt. Richard Carroll has since reported.

Deputies who responded to the scene located a deceased male who died after sustaining major, but unspecified, traumatic injuries.

The victim was later identified as 29-year-old, Joshua Estrada, of Lakeview.

“Due to the nature of the incident, Investigators from the Perris Station and the Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation,” Carrol advised; saying no suspects have been identified or located.

The sheriff’s investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Central Homicide Investigator Bishop at (951) 955-2926. Callers can refer to incident file number PE201400044 and can remain anonymous.

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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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