Body with ‘obvious signs of trauma’ found near Desert Hot Springs


Police are investigating after discovering a man’s body inside a home in the unincorporated area of Desert Hot Springs on Thursday night.

The body had “obvious signs of trauma” and was found by deputies who had responded to a “suspicious circumstances” call to a residence on Via Corto West about 10:42 pm, according to a news release.

The victim’s name is being withheld until his family is notified.

Anyone with info should call Joshua Manjarrez of the sheriff’s central homicide unit at (760) 393-3530.