A man’s body was discovered in Thermal today, prompting a “suspicious death” investigation from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
The unidentified body was found at around 7:20 a.m. in a field in the 87800 block of Avenue 52, according to sheriff’s Deputy Mike Vasquez. A sheriff’s deputy was flagged down by a bystander who found the body, which investigators are regarding as suspicious based on the location where it was found, Vasquez said.
No one is in custody at this point and no suspect information is available. Fillmore Street remains shut down near Avenue 52 while police and forensic technicians conducted their investigation, according to the deputy.