Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date April 7, 2003
Contact Sergeant Steve Johnson
Phone (909) 320-8005
Fax (909) 320-8043


Army Soldier Arrested for Murder

Riverside, Ca-  On Monday April 7, 2003 at 4:20 p.m. Riverside Police Officers responded to the 11400 block of La Verne Drive to check the welfare of a man who was feeling suicidal. They contacted the man whom they identified as 26 year-old Roderick Rossignol, an Army Sergeant based at Fort Irwin near Barstow, California.

During a search of the residence officers discovered the body of an adult female inside. She has not been identified and the cause of death has not yet been determined. Investigators arrested Rossignol and booked him into the Robert Presley Detention Center for 187 P.C. Murder. Details of the homicide and Rossignolís relationship with the female are not being released at this time.

Rossignol, who was listed as Absent Without Leave (AWOL) by the Army, was staying at the La Verne Drive residence that is the home of his parents.

The Riverside County Sheriffís Coroners Office will release the victimís identity after her family has been notified.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is urged to contact Detective Shumway at 909-320-8011 or Detective Medici at 320-8000.