Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date May 28, 2002
Contact Sergeant Chris Manning
Phone (909) 320-8061
Fax (909) 320-8043


Man Held in Homicide Investigation

Riverside, Ca-  At approximately 0900 hours, patrol officers were flagged down at Eleventh Street and Orange Street by individuals regarding a possible homicide. They related information that identified a possible suspect and scene of the homicide.

A short time later, a subject matching the description was detained in the area of Mission Inn Boulevard and Main Street. Simultaneous to the detention, other patrol officers were able to locate the scene. The scene was located near the intersection of Spruce Street and Kansas Avenue. At the scene, the officers located a deceased adult female.

Detectives responded and interviewed all the involved parties. Based on evidence collected, the detained subject was placed under arrest and booked into Riverside County Jail for homicide. The suspect is identified as: Murphy, David 32, of Riverside. The investigation is continuing. The victimís name has been withheld pending notification of the next of kin.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation should call Det. Sanfilippo @ 320-8051 or Det. Shumway @ 320-8011.