Riverside Police Department Press Release

For Immediate Release

Date Monday, August 21, 2006
Contact Steven Frasher, Press Information Officer
Phone (951) 826-5147

Murder arrest in suspicious death investigation

Riverside, Ca- A Riverside man was arrested Sunday for murder in the continuing investigation of a suspicious death discovered late Friday night at an apartment in the 4200-block of Eleventh Street.

Gabriel JOHNS-RODRIGUEZ, 26, was arrested Sunday and booked into Robert Presley Detention Center. The Riverside County Coroner has not yet identified the male victim. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday, August 21.

Riverside Police officers were called to the apartment residence at 10:24 p.m. Friday, August 18, when nearby residents expressed concern about the welfare of a neighbor they hadnít seen in a while.

With the assistance of the Riverside Fire Department, entry was made into the apartment where the officers discovered the body of a deceased male. There was no visibly apparent cause of death. Identity has not been confirmed at this time. The investigation continues.

Anyone with information helpful to this investigation is urged to call Detective Dave Smith at (951) 353-7103 or Detective Greg Rowe at (951) 353-7136.