For Immediate Release
March 27, 2018
CORONA, CA– On Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 12:25 p.m. Corona Police officers discovered the bodies of an adult woman and a male toddler inside a home located at 795 Mandevilla Way.
Corona Police dispatchers were alerted to the residence by a neighbor who noticed mail was not being picked up and other indications that something may be wrong. Officers responded to do a welfare check, entered the home and found a woman and a toddler, both deceased. Due to the state of decomposition, the victims’ bodies appeared to have been there for some time and their identification is pending. At this time, based on the available evidence, this incident is being investigated as a possible murder/suicide. Detectives, Forensic Technicians and the Riverside County Coroner’s Office responded to process the scene.
The investigation is ongoing. Additional details will be released at a later date.
Anyone with information related to this investigation is encouraged to call Sr. Det. Mario Hernandez at (951) 279-3659.
About the City of Corona: Corona is located adjacent to Orange County California at the junction of the 91 and 15 freeways with a population of more than 160,000 residents. For more information regarding the City of Corona visit www.CoronaCA.gov.
Sr. Detective Andy Bryant
Public Information Officer