Homicide (Update)

Date:

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Ben Ramirez

File # SW232940028

UPDATE:

During the course of this investigation, the suspect was identified as David Douglas, 44 years of Lake Elsinore. At about 2:40 p.m., members of the Major Crimes Unit and uniformed patrol deputies located and detained Douglas at a business on Florida Avenue and Buena Vista Street, Hemet. Douglas was arrested for murder and attempted murder, and booked at the Cois Byrd Detention Facility.

The investigation is currently on-going and no further information will be released at this time. If anyone has information regarding this investigation, they are encouraged to call Investigator Roberge at the Southwest Station Investigation Bureau at 951-696-3000 or Investigator Castaneda with the Central Homicide Unit at 951-955-2777.

Details:

On October 21, 2023, about 5:00 p.m., deputies assigned to the Sheriff’s Southwest Station were dispatched to a report of a deceased female at a residence in the 42200 block of Alexander Drive, Sage. Upon arrival, deputies located a deceased female inside the residence with traumatic injuries. The scene was secured, and the Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation.

David Douglas

The victim was identified as Autumn Wilkins, 28-year-old resident of Sage. The investigation is currently on-going and no further information will be released at this time. If anyone has information regarding this investigation, they are encouraged to call Investigator Roberge at the Southwest Station Investigation Bureau at 951-696-3000 or Investigator Castaneda with the Central Homicide Unit at 951-955-2777.

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s Homicide Tipline online form.

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

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