Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date April 11, 2001
Contact Sergeant T. Bacon
Phone (909) 320-8015
Fax (909) 320-8043


187 PC - Murder

Riverside, Ca-  On Wednesday April 11, 2001 at 0919 Hrs, the Riverside Police Department responded to an unknown trouble call at 4877 Serrano Place. Officers located an unconscious thirty-five year old Hispanic female in the garage of the residence. The victim had sustained injuries to her head and was transported to Riverside Community Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Homicide and Domestic Violence Detectives responded and conducted a homicide investigation. The investigation revealed that the victim and her husband had been arguing. The husband armed himself with an axe and struck the victim on the head several times during the course of the argument. The husband was arrested and booked at the Riverside County Jail for Murder.

Suspect- Jose Rogelia Ibarra, Hispanic Male, 06-17-63

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to call Homicide Detective Bob Shelton at (909) 320-8049 or Detective Keith Kensinger at (909) 320-8034.