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Published on April 23, 2024
Wildomar Man Charged with Murder in Stabbing Death of Mother; Local Community in ShockSource: Facebook/Riverside County Sheriff's Office

A Wildomar son is behind bars after his mother was found stabbed to death inside her home on Breckenridge Trail. Evan Jon Zavala, 24, is facing murder charges for the attack that left a 64-year-old woman, his mother, fatally wounded.

The tragic scene was uncovered by deputies from the Lake Elsinore Sheriff's Station who, on April 22 at 9:54 p.m., responded to a disturbance call. They found the victim with multiple stab wounds and desperately tried to save her life. According to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department, the woman was transported to a local hospital where she later died from her injuries.

The Riverside Sheriff's Central Homicide Unit took over the investigation shortly thereafter. Zavala was detained at the scene and later transported to the Cois Byrd Detention Center, with the authorities confirming that there are no additional suspects being sought.

As this case has shaken the small community of Wildomar, investigators are digging for answers and urge anyone with information to step forward. "Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Investigator J. Juarez with the Central Homicide Unit at (951) 955–1700 or Investigator T. Quick with the Lake Elsinore Sheriff's Station at (951) 245–3300," the department stated.

The full details surrounding the circumstances of the stabbing have not yet been released as the investigation remains active. Details of the alleged domestic altercation that led to the death of the victim are still sparse. For further information and media inquiries on this developing story, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department directs to their Media Information Bureau.