Riverside Police Department Press Release

For Immediate Release
  Date Wednesday, July 17, 2007
  Contact Steven Frasher, Press Information Officer
  Phone (951) 826-5147

Homicide investigation

Riverside, Ca- Riverside Police Department is investigating an apparent but unconfirmed homicide in an orange grove near the intersection of Dufferin Avenue and McAllister Street, in the Arlington Heights area of the city.

A pair of agricultural workers inspecting an orange grove discovered a large wrapped bundle at about 9 a.m., Tuesday, July 17. Preliminary investigation indicates that the discovery is that of a deceased human adult, dropped off in the grove fairly recently. Because of the wrapping, further identification cannot be determined at this time. The crime scene is being carefully processed.

Anyone with information helpful to this investigation is urged to contact Riverside Police Detective Dave Smith at (951) 353-7103.