Over the course of an extended period of time, Lake Elsinore was a popular tourist resort. The community is located on the banks of a lovely lake. Lake Elsinore currently has a population of over 60,000 people. A good percentage of the overall population of the city are growing families with children under the age of 18.

Lake Elsinore is a geographically expansive city. Because of its large size, the city has been divided into 11 districts. Each of these districts is demographically and otherwise quite unique. The districts that comprise Lake Elsinore include:

  • Alberhill
  • Ballpark
  • Business
  • Country Club Heights
  • East Lake
  • Historic
  • Lake Edge
  • Lake Elsinore Hills
  • Lake View
  • North Peak
  • Riverview

Lake Elsinore is a generally placid and idyllic community. With that said, there have been instances when alarming crimes have occurred in the community. One such incident was the murder of three people in their Lake Elsinore home. The crime shocked the community and resonates to this very day. 

Trio Slain in Their Lake Elsinore Residence

The Lake Elsinore Police Department received a call from an unidentified person mid-morning on a Wednesday. The caller said that he heard gunfire at a residence in Lake Elsinore.

The police were dispatched to the home. When they arrived at the scene, police officers found three deceased adults at the home. They had all been shot and killed.

The Riverside County Coroner joined the police at the scene of the shootings. The police and coroner remained at the scene collecting evidence for over 24 hours without interruption.

Neighbors near the scene of the killings reported to the police and the media alike that there exists a large homeless population in the area. The neighbors also advised that people were coming in and out of the residence at all hours of the day and night. There was a suggestion that these people included part of the homeless population in the neighborhood. There was also some intimation that some of the people going in and out of the residence were somehow involved in the drug trade, with the buying and selling of illegal mind-altering substances.

Biohazard Cleanup in Lake Elsinore

When a shooting or some other type of violent event occurs in a residence, the need for what is known as biohazard cleanup in Lake Elsinore arises. Biohazard cleanup, also known as biohazard remediation, is a process that is designed to eliminate harmful pathogens that can exist at the scene of a homicide, suicide, accident, unattended death or some other type of traumatic scene.

Great care must be taken to prevent the spread of dangerous pathogens that can be present at the scene of a violent event, like a homicide or suicide. Blood, bodily fluids, and other biological materials can contain dangerous pathogens like:

  • HIV
  • MRSA
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C

A home or business owner bears the responsibility of cleaning up after a violent occurrence. Once the police and coroner release the scene of a violent event back to family or business owner, it becomes the responsibility of individuals in these positions to undertake the cleanup.

The complexity of a biohazard cleanup in Lake Elsinore is not only challenging in and of itself, but it can be an emotionally taxing endeavor. People who’ve lost a loved one by homicide or suicide face a challenging, even overwhelming bereavement process.

Biohazard cleanup is also an emotionally taxing process. Mental health professionals suggest that family members and other loved ones of a person who dies violently should not add to their emotional burden by taking on cleanup personally. The suggestion is that a person in this position should seek out a biohazard cleanup specialist.

A professional biohazard cleanup professional utilizes the latest technology and equipment to undertake a thorough, comprehensive remediation and restoration of the premises. This typically is undertaken in four stages that are:

Initial cleanup

The ultimate objective of the biohazard remediation process is to ensure that the residence or business is restored to a wholly usable condition. The process is undertaken in a wholly safe manner to prevent the spread of dangerous biological pathogens.

Lake Elsinore Grief Therapy

A person dealing with grief following the untimely or even violent death of a loved one may need professional assistance and support. For example, an individual in this type of situation may benefit from individual grief therapy or group grief therapy. Lake Elsinore grief therapists that  provide these services include:

Good Shepherd Counseling Clinic
30713 Riverside Drive, Suite 203
Lake Elsinore, California 92530
(951) 795-4482

Stephanie Hill
Lake Elsinore, California 92530
(949) 656-4359

Photo Courtesy of Jim Sneddon.

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