Cathedral City Police Department Press Release

Press Release – Homicide Investigation 2104-1734

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: Cathedral City Police (760) 770-0300

Issuing Employee: Sergeant Larry Sanfillippo –
Type of Case: Homicide Investigation / #2104-1734

Date/Time Reported: April 8, 2021 / 0739 hours
Location of Occurrence: 28000 block of Avenida Marquesa, Cathedral City, CA

Name: Adult Male (Not for Release)
Age: 29
City of Residence: Cathedral City, CA

Name: Adult Male (Not for Release)
Age: 53
City of Residence: Cathedral City, CA


On April 8, 2021, at approximately 0739 hours, Cathedral City Police Dispatch received a 911 call reporting an assault in progress at the location. The caller advised an adult male was assaulting his father with a knife. Officers arrived on scene and the suspect was taken into custody without incident. The male victim was located. Unfortunately, he had succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene by Cathedral City Fire Department Paramedics. The identity of the deceased is not being released at this time, pending family notification(s), and pending the investigation by the Riverside County Coroner’s Office.

However, the Cathedral City Police Department is still seeking further assistance from the community – if you have information related to this incident or believe you may have information, please contact the Cathedral City Police Detectives at 760-770-0300 / Detective Sergeant Larry Sanfillippo at 760-770-0306, via the Cathedral City Police Department website at: or email

If you have information possibly associated with this incident, you may also report your information anonymously through the WeTip hotline at: 1-(800)-78-CRIME ( or Crime Stoppers USA at: 1-(800)-222-TIPS. Some tip information may qualify for a cash reward.

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