On March 30, 1993, the body of Sherri Herrera, 30, a mother of four from Tulare, Calif., was found on the eastbound Hayfield Road onramp to I-10 in Desert Center. She was last seen alive just a few days before her body was found. Now, nearly 30 years later, a retired truck driver has been charged with her murder.
On Jan. 27, 1996, that the body of a woman was found near some trash in a hilly area near Gillman Springs Road and Highway 60 in the Beaumont area. She has still not been identified. The Riverside County Regional Cold Case Homicide Team is asking for the public’s help in finding out who the victim is by releasing photos of some of the jewelry found on the body and a sketch of the woman.
Remains found off the Ortega Highway in 1986 have been identified as missing Tustin woman
The victim in a 1994 cold case death has been identified through a DNA sample.
In 2021, the Riverside County DA’s Regional Cold Case Homicide Team had a DNA sample created for the purposes of forensic genealogy. In mid-December 2021, the Cold Case Team was notified that the state Department of Justice had issued a final report showing strong support that the victim in the 1994 death was Patricia Cavallaro, with a birthdate of March 22, 1937.