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Autopsy On Former Lake Elsinore City Councilman Scheduled Today; Homicide Investigation Continues

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department has not announced any arrests in the case, and it has not indicated that it's seeking suspects.

Detectives remain tight-lipped about a homicide investigation that continues in Lake Elsinore.

The Riverside County Coroner’s Office is scheduled to perform an autopsy today on the body of former Lake Elsinore City Councilman George Alongi, according to Sgt. Jeff Buompensiero of the sheriff’s department.

Alongi, 77, was pronounced dead Friday after his body was found at his residence located in the 1000 block of Dolly Way in Lake Elsinore. Click here to read what Alongi’s neighbors had to say about the investigation scene.

Foul play is suspected in the case. Alongi suffered “traumatic injury to his body,” the sergeant said.

Buompensiero did not disclose who discovered Alongi or how long he had been dead, and he declined to speculate on a cause of death.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department has not announced any arrests in the case, although unconfirmed reports indicate a male subject was taken into custody.

The sergeant did not indicate that suspects were currently being sought in the case, but as in all crime cases he did request that citizens who may have information concerning the investigation contact law enforcement. Tipsters should contact Investigator Button at the Sheriff's Central Homicide Unit 760-393-3500 or submit an anonymous tip using the Sheriff's Homicide Tipline online form.

Roberto February 18, 2013 at 04:01 PM
Prayers to George's family. George gave his all to our Valley.
One Voice February 18, 2013 at 06:06 PM
I heard that too and someone else said that his Son is the suspect. How tragic, prayers to his family.
Constant Comment February 18, 2013 at 09:41 PM
Prayers to his family (unless one of them did this awful thing).
bh1995 February 18, 2013 at 10:52 PM
I love you Grandpa and will miss you so much <3
bh1995 February 18, 2013 at 10:56 PM
Thank you, and my grandfather did a lot for this city and i couldn't be more proud. He will be missed with out a doubt. Elsinore and our family lost a very out spoken and colorful man on Friday, but we all need to carry on his model of standing up for what's right and putting your foot down on what's wrong.
Longtime Elsinorian February 18, 2013 at 11:44 PM
Bh1995 are you Donna's daughter or Diane's? We grew up together in the grove area. I was friends with both Donna and Diane and Duke was in the same class or just a year younger than me. My thoughts and prayers to you and all of your family at this difficult time for you. I know alot of information hasn't been release but remember Elsinore is still a small town to us longtime residents that know alot of people. We have all heard much more that I won't write about here.
Teecee February 19, 2013 at 01:31 AM
So very sorry for you loss...praying for your family.
Arthur Spooner February 19, 2013 at 03:48 AM
Unfortunate! Not a way to leave this earth!
Christina February 19, 2013 at 04:20 AM
Hey sweetie its your cousin Christina. I am so sorry for your loss. I just found out today. I hope they find out who did this horrible thing to him and why. I will see you at the funeral and at Saturday Easter. Miss you sweetie. Take care. I am praying for you all.
no free ride February 19, 2013 at 08:29 AM
My sincerest condolences to Georges family. I pray the family can find some peace and comfort. To bh1995, I went toschool here with your mom while we were growing up, having lost touch over the years please extend my condolences to her also. Your grandfather was a strong man, who stood by his opinions, he and my father butted heads a few times, as all strong minded men do. I know this is not an easy thing to endure, having lost my father to an extended ilness several years ago, but try to remember him as the man you knew and loved and ignore those who would are sefish enough to try and call attention to themselves by saying hurtful things to you in your time of sorrow.
Sherry Thompson February 20, 2013 at 04:36 PM
bh1995, So sorry to hear about your Grandpa. Samantha and I will never forget all of your Christmas Parties w/him as Santa=) Time will heal your heart sweetie. We will always love you. Sherry
dk1 February 20, 2013 at 11:21 PM
I'm sorry that someone felt so compelled as to attack and brutalize an old man who's had nothing but problems in his life. That's the mark of a coward! I knew George from the council meetings, and he was quite entertaining to me. I loved it when he shot off his opinions. I guess he was doing what he thought was right? He didn't deserve to die like this, no one does! May he rest easy and the justice be swift to the one who did this crime.
Joni Lang February 23, 2013 at 05:38 AM
I thout he was pretty terrific .I got his humor ! And loved it . They just don't make um like ole George anymore ! Have a great eternity
Cheryl February 27, 2013 at 10:05 PM
Does any one regonize the FACT that we have a murderer amongst us? What the Heck is being done about that L.E.P.D. come on,the Man deserve's some answer's!! R.I.P

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