Riverside County sheriff's deputies came to the 48000 block of Chino Road at 11:33 a.m. after receiving a request for assistance by tribal patrol for the Morongo Band of Mission Indians.
They had found the body of Richard Augustine Cortez, 28, inside a car. His identity was confirmed through fingerprints.
Cortez was not a tribal member, sheriff's officials said.
Anyone with information may call sheriff's homicide, 760-393-3500 or Cabazon investigators, 951-922-7100.
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