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By Jeff Pack
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Man found fatally beaten near Canyon Lake

 

Last updated 1/30/2019 at 2pm



CANYON LAKE - An investigation was underway today into the beating death of a man whose remains were found in a culvert near Canyon Lake on Wednesday, Jan. 29.

The victim, whose identity was unconfirmed, was located about 8 a.m. Tuesday in the vicinity of Keystone Drive and Cakes Place, on the north side of the gated municipality, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

Sgt. Ben Ramirez said passers-by spotted the body and alerted deputies, who went into the culvert and discovered that the man had suffered traumatic injuries that were intentionally inflicted.

The length of time the remains were likely in the drainage canal was not disclosed.

Homicide detectives took over the investigation and immediately began searching for clues as to what happened to the victim and why.

Anyone with information was asked to contact the sheriff's Central Homicide Unit at (951) 955-2777.

 

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