Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date July 15, 2003
Contact Sergeant Leon Phillips
Phone (909) 320-8061
Fax (909) 320-8043



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. Ms. Ruiz husband (Photo Below) is being sought in connection with the homicide.

Suspect: Patrick Renteria, Hispanic Male, 34 Years
59 150 Brown Brown (Mr. Renteria may be heavier and have shorter hair than what is depicted in this photograph)
Vehicle: Maroon 2003 GMC Yukon
California License Plate 5CFX084

Anyone with information related to this homicide or the whereabouts of Mr. Renteria 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