Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date October 21, 2004
Contact Sergeant Steve Johnson
Phone (951) 320-8000
Fax (951) 320-8043


Unattended Death

Riverside, Ca-  On 10/21/04, at 2:04 PM, a caller reported that a man stopped on the La Sierra Ave bridge, south of Highway 91, climbed over the rail and dropped to the canal below.

Officers arrived on scene and found a white male lying in the canal. He appeared to have suffered head trauma and was pronounced dead on scene by the Riverside Fire Department.

The subject's identity and reason for his actions are under investigation. The Riverside County Coroner's Office responded to conduct the investigation.

Anyone with information is requested to call Sgt. Steve Johnson at 320-8000.