Pinyon Pines, California
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It is located in a small valley between the San Jacinto Mountains and Santa Rosa Mountains, north of State Route 74. It takes its name from the Pinyon pine (Pinus monophylla) trees native to the area. Elevation approximately 4000 ft.
Pinyon Pines is in :
- California's 36th congressional district, currently represented by House Representative Raul Ruiz.
- California's 28th State Senate district, currently represented by State Senator Jeff Stone.
- California's 71st State Assembly district, currently represented by Assemblymember Brian Jones.
Pinyon Pines is notable for a 2006 triple homicide that made national attention. Residents 53-year-old Vicki Friedli and her 55-year-old boyfriend, Jon Hayward, were found shot, and Friedl's 18-year-old daughter, Becky, was found outside in a wheelbarrow, burned so badly investigators were unable to determine cause of death. Two men were indicted in March 2014, but the charges were later dismissed. The crime is among the most notorious murders in the Coachella Valley. The two men have since been arrested again
- "Board of Supervisors". County of Riverside. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
- Roberts, Troy (1 August 2015). ""48 Hours" probes Pinyon Pines triple murder". CBS News. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
- Kelman, Brett (March 13, 2015). "Hestrin: Last chance to prosecute Pinyon Pines murders". The Desert Sun. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
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