Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date July 15, 2003
Contact Sergeant John Capen
Phone (909) 320-8000
Fax (909) 320-8043


Homicide Suspect Arrested

Riverside, Ca-  On July 15, 2003, at approximately 10:00 AM, the Riverside Police Department received a request for a safety check at the home of Diane Ruiz (34 Years). The caller was a relative of Ms. Ruiz and had concerns for her well-being. Officers responded to the residence in the 300 Block of Central Avenue and found Ms. Ruiz inside, obviously deceased. Detectives received information that led them to suspect Ms. Ruiz’ husband, Patrick Renteria, 34, was involved in the homicide. A probable cause want for homicide was subsequently issued for Renteria.

At approximately 7:00 PM, the Riverside Police Department received notification that Deputies from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, Industry Station, had arrested Renteria during a traffic stop in the City of Industry, based on the probable cause want for homicide.

Detectives from the Riverside Police Department took custody of Renteria at the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, Industry Station, and transported him to Robert Presley Detention Center where he was booked for homicide.

Anyone with information related to this homicide is asked to call Detective Steve Shumway or Detective Ron Sanfilippo.

Detective Steve Shumway (909) 320-8011 FAX (909) 320-8043
Detective Ron Sanfilippo (909) 320-8051 FAX (909) 320-8043