Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date September 6, 2002
Contact Sergeant Gary Crawford 
Phone (909) 320-8005
Fax (909) 320-8030


Fatal Fire

Riverside, Ca-  On September 5, 2002, at approximately 11:30 P.M., firemen from the Riverside Fire Department were dispatched to a brush fire at Mission Inn and the Santa Ana river bottom. While extinguishing the fire, a fireman found a badly burned body of a male white adult.

The cause of the fire is under investigation and appears to be accidental in nature at this time. The identity of the deceased male is unknown and the exact cause of death is pending an autopsy.

Anyone with information concerning this investigation is encouraged to call Detective Jeff Joseph or Detective Keith Kensinger at 320-8000.