Home Youth service Woman Found Dead in Riverside Refrigerator Identified as Retired LA County Sheriff’s Sergeant

Woman Found Dead in Riverside Refrigerator Identified as Retired LA County Sheriff’s Sergeant


As the investigation continues on Tuesday, the 87-year-old woman found dead in a refrigerator at a Riverside home has been identified as a retired Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department sergeant.

The woman, Miriam Travis, was a sergeant in the homicide office of the sheriff’s department, the Press-Company first reported. The Riverside County coroner had yet to publicly identify the woman on Tuesday.

The Sheriff’s Department confirmed to KTLA that Travis – a 27-year-old veteran of the department who retired in 1990 – has died and that the Riverside Police Department is investigating the circumstances surrounding his death.

The investigation came after police who were called for a welfare check at a home in the 6600 block of New Ridge Drive on Sunday discovered a body inside a refrigerator in the garage.

Police had spoken to the victim’s daughter, who police said gave them “inconsistent” answers about her mother’s whereabouts, prompting a search of the home, the department officer said. Riverside Police Officer Ryan Railsback.

Homicide investigators were called to the scene and were working to determine how the woman died before being placed in the refrigerator.

The girl, who has not been identified, was arrested for questioning and then released, police said on Monday.

Family members who live on the east coast called the police to check if the woman was okay, as they had not heard from the victim in a few weeks.

“Our hearts are broken by this news and the entire LASD family mourns their loss,” Sheriff Alex Villanueva said in a statement on Tuesday.

While in the Sheriff’s Department, Travis held positions at the Sybil Brand Institute for Women, the Administrative Research Bureau, and the Juvenile Detective and Youth Services at East Los Angeles Sheriff’s Station.

Before retiring, she worked for 11 years as a detective sergeant in the sheriff’s homicide office, the agency said.

In a 1988 letter to mark 25 years of service with the department, former LA County Sheriff Sherman Block said, “Los Angeles County, and more specifically the Sheriff’s Department, is extremely fortunate to to have retained the services of such a loyal and devoted employee, ”according to the agency.