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Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a Lake Elsinore man whose girlfriend was found dead inside a Poway motel Wednesday.
Police issued a news release on the pair’s disappearance Tuesday and stated the two had last been seen Aug. 4.
According to police, yesterday afternoon’s discovery of Stewart’s body in a Best Western Plus at 13845 Poway Road make Dorsey a person of interest.
“It appeared [Stewart] had been murdered elsewhere and transported to the motel where her body was found,” according to a statement from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
When police issued the Aug. 7 missing persons report, it stated the pair was “believed to be together and the circumstances surrounding their disappearance are unknown.”
The couple had last been spotted in the Lake Elsinore area, police said in the earlier report.
Dorsey is described as a white male, 6'1" tall with brown hair (see attached photo). He was last seen driving a 1994 Ford Explorer with a California license plate number of 6UDY773. The vehicle is dark blue with a gray primered hood and front fender, according to police.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Investigator James Merrill of the Sheriff's Central Homicide Unit at (951) 955-2777, or Investigator Ronnie Rosas of the Perris Station at (951) 210-1000. You can also submit an anonymous tip at the Sheriff's Homicide Tipline.