Anthony Vincent Depiazza, a 39-year-old black man, was found dead Monday, Nov. 23, in Riverside County after he was shot in the 2000 block of Van Karajan Drive in Rancho Palos Verdes, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
Investigators believe Depiazza was killed in a home on Van Karajan Drive in late October, and then dumped in an open field near Perris, southeast of Riverside, Lt. John Corina said.
Dirt bikers discovered Depiazza's body near El Nido and Christmas Tree Lane in Lake Matthews, Corina said.
The Riverside County coroner determined that Depiazza died of gunshot wounds, according to Sgt. Bob Marks.
Coroner's investigators identified Depiazza and discovered he rented a room in the house on Van Karajan Drive, Corina said.
L.A. County Sheriff's Department investigators went to the house with a search warrant early Dec. 9 but had ...