Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date August 04, 2002
Contact Sergeant  Brian Baitx
Phone (909) 320-8022
Fax (909) 320-8043


Overdose Suicide

Riverside, Ca-  On Saturday, August 3rd at 0618 hours the Riverside Police Department responded to the 1800 block of Linden Street to investigate a neighbor’s report that a 40-year-old Hispanic female living next door was not breathing and had no pulse. RPD and RFD units arrived and found an unidentified female adult apparently deceased in a bedroom of the residence. Evidence at the scene indicates this person intentionally ingested prescription pills in a successful suicide attempt. The victim has not been identified.

Another 40-year-old Hispanic female from the same residence was treated at the scene for a possible suicide attempt by prescription pill overdose. That victim was transported to Riverside Community Hospital where she is being treated by emergency room staff and has been admitted in serious condition. She was not able to provide a statement about what took place prior to the arrival of the Police and Fire units. A 5150 hold for 72-hour psychological evaluation was placed on this person.

Both victims had been staying together at the residence for only the past 3 days. Both are believed to be from the Riverside area.

The Riverside County Coroner’s Office is handling the suicide investigation involving the unidentified victim on Linden Street.