A 28-year-old man was found dead in Mecca Monday, and authorities deemed his death a homicide.
Gabriel Cervantes, of Mecca, was found lying on the ground in the 91800 block of Avenue 66 when the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call of an unresponsive male at 3:09 a.m.
According to Sgt. Ed Baeza, Cervantes showed signs of trauma on his body that indicated a homicide.
The investigation was ongoing and no suspect has been identified.
Anyone with information was asked to contact Investigator Arnoldo Iniguez of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Thermal Station at 760-863-8990.