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Riverside County Sheriff / Coroner’s Bureau Review/ Murder of Albert Thomas



Date/Time Written: November 4, 2009 / 1600 hrs.
Type of Incident: Homicide
Date/Time of Incident: November 4, 2009 / 10:00 a.m.
Location(s) of Incident: Edgemont Street and Eucalyptus Ave. , Moreno Valley
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Jaime Briones – Sergeant Michael Lujan
File Number: MV093080095


Name of deceased: Albert Thomas.


On November 4, 2009, at 10:00 a.m., the Moreno Valley Police Department and the Moreno Valley Fire Department responded to the area of Edgemont Street and Eucalyptus Ave to investigate a reported shooting victim.

A 56-year-old African-American male was found inside a tractor-trailer parked in the dirt field. The victim, who was inside the cab compartment, was suffering from a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.

This investigation is being continued by the Moreno Valley Investigations Unit and the Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Investigator Eric Holland of the Moreno Valley Police Department at 951-247-8700 or Investigator Ken Patterson at the Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit at 760-393-3500.


Coroner’s Review

* Update: 11-05-09 Name Released
Coroner’s File Number: 2009-08176 Sex of Deceased: Male
* Name of Deceased: Albert Thomas Age of Deceased: 56 Years
City of Residence: Moreno Valley Next of Kin Notified (Y/N): Yes
Agency Investigating: Moreno Valley Police Department/Central Homicide Unit Investigation Number: MV093080095
Date of Death: Found: 11/04/2009 Time of Death: 1001 hrs
Date of Injury: Pending investigation Time of Injury: Pending investigation
Location of Death: Dirt field near Edgemont St., & Eucalyptus Ave., Moreno Valley
Location of Injury: Pending investigation
Comments: Victim of a homicide.
  1. Willie E Coleman
    May 22, 2010 at 10:23 am

    have you all found at least one lead in this investigation

  2. Willie E Coleman
    May 22, 2010 at 10:24 am

    have you all found at least one lead on this case.

  3. Jacquie Anderson
    October 11, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Thank you all so much for continuing this investigation! Albert’s real family appreciate you for not letting go. THANK YOU THANK YOU

    • November 2, 2011 at 7:15 pm

      Do you know his family? I have followed this story since it happened! And it’s like the whole story just dropped off the face of the earth. Please call and let me know. I wore a shirt with Albert Thomas’ name on it along with 3 other truckers that were killed at the Mid American Truck Show. And to show my support for Jason’s Law.

      Any information would be appreciated!!!! I have heard rumors but never been able to de-bunk them.

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