UPDATE 7:50 p.m. Feb. 6:
The Riverside County Sheriff's Department on Wednesday released a composite sketch of the suspect in a double-homicide Monday in Nuevo.
Based on a witness account, the suspect was described as a Hispanic male, 17 to 25 years old, 5-feet-6-inches to 5-feet-8-inches tall, with a medium to thin build, very short or shaved dark hair, wearing jeans—gray, blue or black in color—and a gray or dark-colored hooded-style jacket over his head, according to a sheriff's statement.
Additionally, Riverside County Sheriff's homicide investigators and volunteers from the Nuevo Citizen's Patrol conducted a checkpoint on Central Avenue and Ramona Avenue in Nuevo from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday to speak to motorists and provide an informational flier.
"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," said sheriff's Sgt. Jim Erickson.
The Sheriff's Department will address community concerns that have risen after the homicide in an open meeting scheduled from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 at Simpson Hall at Mountain Shadows Middle School, 30401 Reservoir Ave., in Nuevo.
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. --Maggie Avants
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 victims have been identified by the Riverside County Coroner's Office as Maria Gonzalez, 51, and Connie Gonzalez, 25. Both were Nuevo residents, according to the coroner's office.
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. --City News Service