Located about 30 miles west of Palm Springs, Banning has a growing population of over 30,000 people. One of the peculiar claims to fame of Banning is that composer Irving Berlin penned the iconic holiday tune White Christmas while in the city.

Approximately 30 percent of the households in Banning have children under the age of 18. About 20 percent of the households in the community is comprised of people in their Golden Years.

Banning has a crime rate fairly consistent with what is experienced in much of Riverside County. With that said, in recent years, the city has experienced a number of murders that have garnered the attention of the media and raised safety concerns among the residences of Banning.

A number of homeless people in Banning have been accused of committing homicides in the city in the past few years. Some other homicides appear to have some connection to gang activity.

Four Homeless People Identified as Perpetrators of Banning Murder

A Banning resident was out for a leisurely Saturday morning walk in Banning when he came upon a body in a field. The walker quickly flagged down a passing California Highway Patrol cruiser. When the highway patrol cruiser stopped, an officer contacted the Banning Police Department, who immediately sent officers to the scene. In addition, the Riverside County Coroner was brought into the investigation.

The investigators noted that the deceased individual had been dead for some time, but had been killed within a time period of a couple of days. The investigators also noted that the deceased person had not been killed at the scene where the remains were found.

In short speed, investigators learned from people in the area that the deceased person was killed in a vacant house located fairly close to the field where the body ended up being dumped.

Ultimately, four suspects, two women, and two men were identified as the alleged perpetrators of the crime. All four suspects were identified as being homeless and living in Banning. The victim was also said to be homeless, although that individual’s identity was withheld by law enforcement as they attempt to find family members of that individual.

Three of the four suspects were immediately arrested by Banning police officers. The fourth suspect evaded police for some time but ultimately was arrested as well.

Biohazard Cleanup in Banning

The case of the four homeless people killing another homeless individual in Banning underscores a number of issues associated with the issues of homelessness and dealing with the aftermath of a violent event like a homicide, suicide, or accident. These issues include matters related to biohazard cleanup in Banning.

When a traumatic or violent death occurs, the scene can end up contaminated by dangerous pathogens that may be present in the blood, bodily fluids, and other biological materials. Hazardous pathogens that might be present in blood include:

  • HIV
  • MRSA
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C

Because of the potential dangers and risks, coupled with the technical challenges, of the remediation of a violent death, hiring a professional biohazards cleanup specialist is a recommended course of action. In addition, because biohazard cleanup in Banning oftentimes is the responsibility of surviving family members, retaining a professional biohazard remediator is recommended.

Family members and friends who lose a loved one by a violent means like suicide or homicide face a tremendously challenging bereavement process. These individuals should not make that process even more complex and traumatic by personally cleaning up the scene of an incident like suicide, homicide, or accident. Personally undertaking such a cleanup can truly render the bereavement process overwhelming.

Law Enforcement and Coroner Contact Information

If you find yourself in a situation in which a violent death of some type has occurred in your residence or business, the authorities that are involved in investigating the situation are the Banning Police Department and the Riverside Coroner. Initially, you would utilize 911 as the method of contacting officials in the event of a suicide or homicide. Subsequent contact is made with these agencies through these avenues:

Banning Police Department
125 East Ramsey
Banning, California 92220
(951) 922-3170

Riverside County Coroner
4095 Lemon Street
Riverside, California 92501
(951) 955-2400

Banning Grief Therapists

If you’ve lost a loved one suddenly, including through a violent or traumatic incident like a homicide or suicide, you may want to seriously consider engaging the services of a skilled, experienced, compassionate Banning grief therapist. Banning grief therapists available to assist you with your bereavement process include:

Rich Wayne
3086 Ramsey St
Banning, California 92220
(949) 558-2575

Priscilla’s Counseling
5030 Mission Hills Dr
Banning, California 92220
(951) 221-8127

Author

Emily Kil

Co-Owner of Eco Bear Biohazard Cleaning Company

Together with her husband, Emily Kil is co-owner of Eco Bear, a leading biohazard remediation company in Southern California. An experienced entrepreneur, Emily assisted in founding Eco Bear as a means of combining her business experience with her desire to provide assistance to people facing challenging circumstances. Emily regularly writes about her first-hand experiences providing services like biohazard cleanup, suicide cleanup, crime scene cleanup, unattended death cleanup, and other types of difficult remediations in homes and businesses.