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.

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