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Sketch of man wanted for questioning for the murder of Nuevo mother and daughter.
Sketch of man wanted for questioning for the murder of Nuevo mother and daughter.

Sketch released of man wanted in connection with killing of Nuevo mother and daughter


Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
Issue 06, Volume 17.


NUEVO - The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is seeking information regarding a double murder that occurred on Monday, 02/04/2013, at 5:04 p.m., on Central Ave near the cross street of Ramona Ave in Nuevo. The suspect was described as a Hispanic Male, 17-25 years old, 5'6" to 5'8", medium to thin build, very short dark hair to shaved head, wearing jeans (gray, blue or black in color), and a gray or dark-colored hooded style jacket over his head. This subject was last seen running West on Central towards Menifee Road and then possibly South on Menifee Road.

On Wednesday, February 6, 2013, Riverside County Sheriff's homicide investigators summoned the help of Riverside County Sheriff's Department volunteers from the Hemet Station's Mounted Posse Unit, the Nuevo Citizen's Patrol, and the Anza Citizen's Patrol. These volunteers spent the afternoon hours searching pre-designated areas near the crime scene for any evidence related to the double murder. This evidence/article search was tedious and methodical.

Riverside County Sheriff's homicide investigators and volunteers from the Nuevo Citizen's Patrol are conducting a checkpoint on Central Avenue and Ramona Avenue in Nuevo today from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. to speak to motorists and provide an informational flyer. The purpose of the checkpoint was to attempt to locate any additional witnesses to the murder or anyone who may have information on the identity of the suspect.

The composite drawing above is based on information received from a witness. If you have any information at all, please contact the following personnel: Investigator Steven Grassel, Riverside County Sheriff's Hemet Station 951-791-3405 or 951-712-5060 or Investigator Josh Button, Riverside County Sheriff's Central Homicide Unit 760-393-3531 (reference case number D130350066).

Citizens may also submit an anonymous tip using the Sheriff's Homicide Tipline online form.

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Community Meeting:

Captain Scot Collins of the Riverside County Sheriff's Department, Hemet Station will be hosting a public safety meeting in the community of Nuevo. The meeting will be on Thursday, February 7, 2013, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The meeting will be at

Simpson Hall located at Mountain Shadows Middle School

30401 Reservoir Avenue, Nuevo CA 92567.

Public Safety concerns in the community will be addressed.

Details:

On February 4, 2013, at about 5:08 PM deputies from the Hemet Station were dispatched to the 29000 block of Central Street in the unincorporated area of Riverside County known as Nuevo. Deputies arrived at about 5:18 PM and found two Hispanic female adults suffering from obvious traumatic injuries.

One victim was pronounced deceased at the scene by Cal Fire Personnel. The second victim was transported to an area hospital but succumbed to her injuries there. Deputies and investigators from the Hemet station checked the area but were unable to locate the suspect who was last seen running from the location.

The suspect was described by witnesses as a Hispanic male adult, 18 to 20 years old wearing dark clothing. Investigators from the Riverside County Sheriff's Department, Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed control of the investigation.

The names of the victims are being withheld at this time pending next of kin notification. This is an active and ongoing homicide investigation Advertisement
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and no further details are going to be released at this time. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call Riverside Sheriff's Central Homicide Unit at 760-393-3500 or Hemet Sheriff's Station at 951-791-3400.

Citizens may also submit an anonymous tip using the Sheriff's Homicide Tipline online for


Killing of Nuevo mother and daughter prompt extra patrols

NUEVO - Extra patrols were in place in the Nuevo area today following the slaying of a 51-year-old woman and her 25-year-old daughter as the result of an attack carried out reportedly while they were out for a walk.

Deputies were sent just after 5 p.m. Monday to the 29000 block of Central Street, where they found the women "suffering from obvious traumatic injuries," said Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. Jim Erickson.

"One victim was pronounced dead at the scene by Cal Fire personnel. The second was transported to an area hospital, but succumbed to her injuries there," Erickson said.

Deputies searched in vain for a man between 18 and 20 years old wearing dark clothing who was seen running from the scene, he said.

The women were identified as Maria and Connie Gonzalez of Nuevo. Connie Gonzalez, the daughter, died at the scene about 5:20 p.m. and Maria Gonzalez died at 6:05 p.m. in the emergency room at Menifee Valley Medical Center in Perris, according to the Riverside County Coroner's Office.

Shortly after the slayings, a man told a resident near the crime scene that the women were his mother and sister, the Riverside Press-Enterprise reported. The two were out for a walk in their neighborhood when they were attacked, according to a broadcast report.

No theory on motive has been advanced, and authorities have not said how the women's wounds were inflicted.

Regular area patrols were being supplemented by deputies from an anti- gang task force, the Special Enforcement Bureau, aviation units and K9 units to both assist in the investigation and enhance public safety, said sheriff's Sgt. Lisa McConnell.


Two Nuevo women killed while out on walk, authorities searching for killer

NUEVO - Riverside County sheriff's detectives today were investigating the killing in Nuevo of two women, reported to be a mother and daughter.

Deputies were sent just after 5 p.m. Monday to the 29000 block of Central Street, where they found two women "suffering from obvious traumatic injuries," said Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. Jim Erickson.

"One victim was pronounced dead at the scene by Cal Fire personnel. The second was transported to an area hospital, but succumbed to her injuries there," Erickson said.

Deputies searched for but were unable to locate a man between 18 and 20 years old wearing dark clothing who was seen running from the scene, he said.

The names of the women were being withheld pending family notification, Erickson said.

The women, who were out for a walk in their neighborhood when they were killed, were a mother and daughter, KCAL9 reported from the scene.

Anyone with information about the slayings was urged to call the Riverside County Sheriff's Central Homicide Unit at (760) 393-3500 or the sheriff's Hemet Station at (951) 791-3400.


 

11 comments

Comment Profile ImageTheresa
Comment #1 | Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013 at 9:51 am
My daughter and granddaughter and a multi of women friends live in nuevo... I now live in Oklahoma and just the thought of 2 women getting murdered in the sleepy little town of nuevo is just war unbelievable..... it's come to the point where women have to have a gun to go out for a pleasant walk to protect them.... I hope they catch the s.o.b and have a public hanging... what's it going to take....."
Comment Profile ImageAmber
Comment #2 | Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013 at 7:55 pm
It no longer matters where u live...1 in 5 women will be sexually assaulted in their life...college aged women are 4x more likely to be assaulted.
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Comment Profile ImageTheveed
Comment #3 | Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013 at 10:14 pm
The Mother's brother works for me. They are going through a very ahrd time as one can imagine. Please pray for them; there is a 17 year old and a one month old baby left behind on this mess.
Mayu Our Heavenly Father bring peace to them
Comment Profile ImageDoglvr
Comment #4 | Wednesday, Feb 6, 2013 at 1:04 pm
I can't believe the amount of violent crime lately. It's a shame that this has happened. Our heart and prayers go out to their families and friends.
Comment Profile Imagebeauty godess
Comment #5 | Wednesday, Feb 6, 2013 at 4:28 pm
May god bless there souls and may god give Their family the strength to carry on
Comment Profile Imagegang hater
Comment #6 | Thursday, Feb 7, 2013 at 11:06 am
Amber your response was so heart felt!!!? Try saying how bad you feel about it, you sound like " owell 1 outa 5 women are gonna get raped anyway" were talking murder here anyway. And it does sound like it was gang related. I hate all this gang crap and graffiti everywhere, there like cats spraying there territory, but gangs, its not your territory. Its our home and we want you scumbags out. You wont go to school and get an education, but you can go out and kill people, spray can everything, just because you want to sell drugs. Shows ....................
Comment Profile ImageMe
Comment #7 | Thursday, Feb 7, 2013 at 2:30 pm
Keep your kids close and your firearms closer. That's what I say.
Comment Profile ImagePreston
Comment #8 | Saturday, Feb 9, 2013 at 7:58 am
@ # 6 (gang hater)
We do not have to live amongst criminals, sex offenders and gang members. Over the years, we have voted to be soft on crime and the revolving door of justice. Unless "We the People" wake up, get off the train of Apathy and demand change, we will continue to be at the mercy of the bad guys.
Comment Profile ImageGANG HATER ALSO
Comment #9 | Saturday, Feb 9, 2013 at 5:25 pm
I lived in Nuevo and left the state because you could see this coming, As the government does not control the borders. You wind up getting crime and more gangs because they are more interested in producing babies to increase their welfare income. Hence they dont supervise the offspring and they dont get a education and then become gang bangers. The other border states have the same problem. And all the other states will because our government doesnt close the border. I now live on a large acreage property and have a big sign on gate FORGET ABOUT THE DOG BEWARE OF OWNER PROTECTED BY SMITH AND WESSON AND IT IS ALWAYS LOADED.
Comment Profile Imagenu in nuevo
Comment #10 | Sunday, Feb 10, 2013 at 8:36 pm
so sad this happened to two of our residents. you will both be missed. we need to keep our eyes and ears open and help our neighbor. god bless the gonzales family our prayers are with u.
Comment Profile ImageKim
Comment #11 | Saturday, Jul 13, 2013 at 1:04 am
My prayers go out to the mother and daughter and their friends, family and all the people of Nuevo. I just saw this article and had no idea this had happened. I hope they caught this creep who did this to them, but I bet he is still out there.
My daughter and I were walking in Cathedral City about a month and a half ago close to our home. It had just gotten dark and we were trying to hurry home as we don't walk when it is dark. We had misjudged the time that night. Long story short, a guy pulled up next to us in a white car and had us trapped between the car and a block wall that was very long. I told my daughter to run as fast as she could the other way. We both did that, but got away from him. I called the police, but am sure he was not caught. I am 52 and my daughter is 25 and I couldn't help wondering if it was the same guy, but our guy looked more in his 30's. I feel so bad for this mother and daugher. God bless them and keep them close for all time. So very sorry for your loss and I am praying they catch the killer.

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