Perris: Suspect Arrested after One Woman Murdered & Woman and Man Hospitalized


A man was arrested for killing one woman and injuring another woman and man. On Saturday, September 7, 2019, at 11:22 PM, deputies responded to 33 Whirlaway Street in the city of Perris. The call said that multiple people had being assaulted at the residence. 

Deputies arrived on scene to find a female victim deceased from injuries sustained during the attack.

A second female and a male were also located at the residence suffering from traumatic injuries. Both were transported to a local hospital where they received care for their injuries. The scene was secured and the Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation.

During the course of the investigation, the suspect was identified as Anthony Varela, 29 years of Perris. He was taken into custody and booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside.

This is an active investigation and no additional details are currently available. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department encourages anyone with information regarding the incident to contact Central Homicide Investigator Alfaro at (760) 393-3528 or (951) 955-2777.

Press Release Provided by the Riverside County Sheriffs Department

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