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Homicide victim found behind local park identified as Perris resident, father of nine

A park employee discovered the body of Cedric Dempsy, 32, behind a Riverside park on Tuesday. Dempsy is pictured with his wife. Photo provided by the Riverside Police Department.

Police identified the homicide victim found behind a Riverside park on Tuesday as 32-year-old Cedric Omarr Dempsy of Perris. Dempsy is survived by his wife and nine children.

On December 22 at approximately 6:48 a.m., Riverside Police officers responded to an area behind Bordwell Park, located in the 2000 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard, regarding a dead body.

Upon arrival, officers found a male victim who sustained a gunshot wound and was deceased, the Riverside Police Department said in a news release.

Officials believe there were other people inside the park when this shooting occurred who have not yet come forward.

Anyone with additional information regarding this homicide investigation is asked to contact Detective Bryon Adcox at 951-353-7134 or [email protected], or Detective Josh Ontko at 951-353-7135 or [email protected]

Those who would like to remain anonymous can can email [email protected] or utilize the Riverside Police Department’s mobile app “Submit a Tip” feature while referencing report number 200033545.

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