Hemet, Calif. — On Thursday, December 28, 2023, at approximately 11:31 a.m., the Hemet Public Safety Communications Center received a call reference an unresponsive male at Gibbel Park located at 2500 West Florida Avenue. Hemet Fire Department personnel arrived on scene and pronounced the elderly male deceased. Hemet Police Officers assumed the investigation and notified The Riverside County Coroner’s Office. The preliminary investigation does not indicate the death is suspicious in nature.
While officers were at the scene, next of kin arrived and identified the deceased 71-year-old male. His name is not being released at this time.
Anyone with information regarding this incident can contact Officer Evangelique Cordero at (951) 765-2400 or provide anonymous information through the Hemet Police Department’s smartphone app, available for free in Apple App Store for iOS devices and Google Play for Android users. Anonymous tips are always accepted.