- YOKNAPATAWPHA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
- Investigating Officer(s): Det. S. Murphy, Det. T.
- Case No: 000048-0103-2010
- Case Description: Devlin Beauchamp Homicide
Detective David Garcia of the Glendale (CA) Police Department,
Homicide Division, forwarded this police report on the discovery of
Ivan Riesling's body in 2002.
GLENDALE POLICE DEPARTMENT
- Investigating Officer: Detective David Garcia
- Incident Reported: 5/9/2002, 10:20 a.m.
- Incident Address: 123 Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale,
- Victim's Name: Ivan Riesling
- Victim's Age: 29
- Victim's Address: same as Incident Address
- Suspects: None at this time
Description of Incident:
At approximately 10:20 a.m., 911 operators received a call
from one Jaclyn Severance who reported an apparent attempted burglary,
and expressed concern that the occupants of the house may have been
injured. A squad car in the area was dispatched to secure the scene and
I arrived later, at approximately 10:35. The responding squad car had
begun an initial interview with Severance, the witness who initially
reported the crime. She claimed to be the victim's secretary and stated
that she had not entered the house or disturbed anything. She said she
called the police as soon as she saw the mess at the back door.
The back door was standing completely open. A panel of glass
in the back door of the ranch-style home had been broken, apparently so
the intruder could gain entry to the house by reaching in and unlocking
the door. Glass from the pane was on the kitchen floor under the door
and showed signs of being stepped on, presumably as the intruder
stepped into the kitchen. Traces of glass were found on the other side
of the kitchen and into the carpet in the den, suggesting that the
intruder did track through the house.
The victim was lying face down in the middle of the den. A
couch on the right side of the room was turned over and a coffee table
was broken. In general, the den was very disrupted and disturbed. The
victim's head was approximately 32 inches from a stone fireplace. Both
of his arms were crumpled under his body. His head and shoulder area
appeared to be badly beaten with a blunt object. There were several
indentions on the victim's skull, blood was caked in his hair and dried
on his face. The right side of his face was facing up and his eye was
closed and swollen. His shoulders and back area were badly bruised. The
victim was only wearing a pair of shorts.
Initial indications are that the victim struggled with the
intruder and suffered most of the physical damage on his shoulders,
head, and back. A poker from the fireplace set was found in the far
left hand corner of the den, covered in what appears to be dried blood.
This item was cataloged as evidence and turned over to forensics for
The carpet area around the victim's head was covered in dried
blood. Forensics are still performing their analysis but the dried
appearance of the blood would seem to indicate that the victim had been
killed at least a day prior to the secretary's discovery.
REPORT FILED: 5/9/2002, 4:30 p.m.