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Thursday March 7th, 2019 :: 09:03 a.m. PST


Investigators from the Specialized Inv. Div. are conducting a death investigation at the West Valley Detention Center

DATE/TIME:   Wednesday, March 6, 2019/1:10 am
INCIDENT:      Death Investigation
LOCATION:    West Valley Detention Center, Rancho Cucamonga
VICTIM:         Perla Alvarado, age 50 a resident of
On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at approximately 1:10 am, deputies entered the cell of the victim, Perla Alvarado, to clean it.  Deputies believed that Alvarado was asleep, however, noticed that she was unresponsive and cold to the touch.  Medical staff arrived and rendered life-saving measures; however, she was pronounced deceased. Alvarado was housed in a one-person cell.  
Sheriff’s Homicide Investigators responded to the detention center to conduct the investigation.
 Perla Alvarado was arrested on February 27, 2019, for PC368(B)(1) Elder Abuse.
An autopsy will be conducted by the Riverside County Coroner’s Office to determine the cause of death. 
No additional information is available for release at this time.  Updates will be provided as new information becomes available.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Homicide Detail, Detective Eric Stoll at (909)387-3589. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may contact the We-Tip Hotline at (800)78-CRIME or
Refer:             Detective Eric Stoll or Sergeant Mike Walker
Station:          Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail
Phone No.     (909)387-3589
Case No.       DR#601900022        H#2019-021
JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department               

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