HEMET – The Riverside County Coroner has identified a body discovered in a remote area, as a man reported missing in May.
On Sunday, May 22, 2016, at about 5:30 PM, deputies from the Hemet Station received a missing person’s report. Jerome Salgado, age 37, of San Jacinto had last been seen on Friday, May 20, in the Hemet area. Friends and family had not seen him since.
On Saturday June 11, 2016, at about 1:42 PM, Hemet Station deputies received a call regarding possible human remains in the area of the Indian Creek Truck Trail X Ridge Truck Trail on the Soboba Indian Reservation.
Deputies arrived on the scene and discovered what appeared to be a gravesite that was located in a remote area of the reservation. Members from the Central Homicide Unit were contacted and responded to the location where they were able to confirm the location was in fact a gravesite.
By the time the site had been confirmed as a burial place, the area was too dark to investigate further. Authorities then secured it until sunrise. On Sunday June 12, 2016, at about 6:00 AM the gravesite was processed and an adult male was recovered from the location.
On June 14, 2016, the coroner identified the remains as Jerome Salgado, age 37, of San Jacinto. According to a press release from the Riverside Sheriff’s Department, Salgado sustained traumatic injuries that caused his death. The death is being investigated as a homicide and is ongoing. The department reported that no further information will be released at this time.