Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date December 18, 2004
Contact Sergeant Leon Phillips
Phone (951) 320-8061
Fax (951) 320-8043



Riverside, Ca-  On Friday, December 17, 2004, at approximately 2:00 pm, the Riverside Police Department received a report that a subject may have been kidnapped from a residence in the 6800 block of Butte in the City of Riverside.  Officers responded and identified the house where the incident was reported to have occurred and entered to check for the victim.  Inside the house, the officers found a deceased male.  There was no one else in the house at the time.  Detectives from the Robbery/Homicide Unit were called and began a homicide investigation.

The investigation revealed that the victim had gone to the house with another male to visit the residents.  While there, some type of dispute erupted between one of the residents and the victim.  The victim was shot during the dispute and died as a result of his injuries.  The suspect fled the house in a vehicle that belonged to the victim.  Both the suspect and vehicle remain at large.  The victim has not been identified.  The suspect is Jason Robert Mickow 24 of Riverside. He is a White Male 5’7” 170 lbs with Brown Hair and Green Eyes.

Mickow may be driving the victim’s Green 1993 Toyota Pick-up truck, California License 7P67162.  Any person who sees Mickow or the stolen Toyota truck should immediately call the police.  No attempt should be made to apprehend or detain Mickow.   He should be considered armed and dangerous.  If you have information related to this homicide, you are requested to call Detective Rick Cobb at 951-320-8034, or Detective Rick Wheeler at 951-320-8003.