Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date December 16, 2004
Contact Sergeant Steve Johnson
Phone (951) 320-8005
Fax (951) 320-8043


Police Seek Help in Identifying Female Murder Victim

Riverside, Ca-  On Tuesday December 14, 2004 Riverside Police recovered the remains of a female murder victim. An irrigation worker located her body under an orange tree at the California Citrus State Historical Park. The State Park is located near Van Buren Blvd. and Dufferin Avenue in Riverside. The body was severely burned, and police believe she was killed within the last one or two weeks. Investigators believe she may have been killed at a location other than where her body was found. They are not releasing the cause of death.

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the woman. She is described as Caucasian between the ages of 17 and 25 years old. She had reddish brown hair worn in a ponytail. She was 5’ to 5’4” tall and weighed between 110 and 140 pounds.

Police are hoping someone will recognize two unique pieces of jewelry she wore. Her tongue and navel were pierced. In her tongue she wore a silver and red tongue stud with the word, “Sex” engraved on it. In her navel she wore a small metal chain with three (3) stars on it. Pictures of the jewelry are shown below. Larger photos are available for the electronic media.

She also wore a t-shirt with the words, ”Say Hello To My Little Friend” written across the front.

Anyone with information related to this unidentified victim is asked to call Detective Mike Medici at 951-320-8049 or Detective Jim Brandt at 951-320-8027.