Three suspects were behind bars today for allegedly burglarizing the home of a 60-year-old Hemet man while he was lying dead in his residence.
Joshua Ray Blackwell, 22, and Jennifer Jean Moore, 30, were arrested Tuesday night on suspicion of burglary, conspiracy and receiving stolen
property. Both were being held in lieu of $25,000 bail — Blackwell at the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning, and Moore at the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside.
Devin Patrick Szymanski, 20, was arrested on the same allegations, in addition to drug possession, and was being held in lieu of $35,000 bail at the Banning jail.
The East Hemet residents allegedly ransacked the home of Daniel Gibson, stealing various items, apparently while the victim was lying dead in the residence in the 44000 block of Olive Avenue, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
Deputies received an anonymous call on Sunday that there was a dead man in a home in the neighborhood where it was later learned the burglary had occurred, but the tipster didn’t specify where.
Investigators were able to locate the residence, however, and Gibson’s remains were found Monday morning. The coroner’s preliminary finding is that he died of natural causes, according to a sheriff’s official.
In the ensuing investigation, Blackwell, Moore and Szymanski were identified as suspects in the burglary, though sheriff’s officials did not
elaborate. Detectives allegedly located property taken from Gibson’s home in the trio’s possession.