WINCHESTER – In an attempt to locate the person or persons responsible for the September death of Winchester resident Wanda McGlover, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors is offering a $50,000 reward.
In the early hours of Friday, September 21, 2012, Wanda McGlover, 68 years old, was out for a morning stroll after walking one of her foster children to the bus stop. McGlover was chatting with her daughter on the cell phone, when the conversation ended abruptly. McGlover’s daughter heard her scream, and concerned she immediately dialed 911. At 8:50 A.M. deputies were called to where the family had discovered McGlover lying in a ditch alongside Brookridge Drive and Washington Street in Winchester. She was rushed to the hospital where she succumbed to severe injuries.
Investigators feel that McGlover may have been the victim of a hit and run, but still have no leads on a suspect. On Friday October 5, 2012, investigators from Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Central Homicide Unit, investigators and volunteers from the Southwest Station, and officers from the California Highway Patrol conducted a checkpoint at the intersection where McGlover was killed. Officers and investigators questioned motorists and pedestrians, hoping for any information that might produce a witness to the incident. They also conducted several extensive neighborhood canvasses and handed out flyers. At this time, however, there are still no suspects in the murder.
In a further attempt to mine any information that might be available from the public, District 3 Supervisor, Jeff Stone, brought forward a $50,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for McGlover’s death. The reward was unanimously approved at the January 15 Riverside County Board of Supervisors meeting.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to contact investigator Gary Bowen of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit at (951)955-2777.
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