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Hemet, CA — On Thursday, August 4, at approximately 8:49 pm, the Hemet Public Safety Communications Center received a call requesting a welfare check on an elderly female in a residence in the 1900 block of Calle Amargosa. Officers arrived at the location and entered the residence, discovering a deceased elderly female with visible assault injuries.

The victim of the homicide has been identified as 81-year-old Lee Tucker of Hemet. The Hemet Police Department’s investigation has led to the arrest of the victim’s son, 57-year-old Ricardo Tucker of Hemet.

This is still an active investigation. Anyone with additional information regarding this incident can contact Investigator Brian Wood at (951) 765-2497 or provide anonymous information through the Hemet Police Department’s smartphone app, available for free Apple App Store for iOS devices and Google Play for Android users. Anonymous tips are always accepted.