Cabazon Man's Body May Have Been in Desert For Up to Two Weeks

A man whose body was found in an open desert area of Cabazon last weekend has been identified as a local 22-year-old.

Dillon Fleming was found on Feb. 8, in an area described as a natural wash, west of Elm Street and south of Bonita Avenue, according to sheriff's officials and coroner's reports.

Cabazon Sheriff's Lt. Pete Ortiz tells Banning-Beaumont Patch that foul play is still not suspected in Fleming's death, and authorities are waiting for the results of a toxicology report to determine the official cause.

"[Foul play is] always a possibility, but we didn't see anything to indicate that [in this case]," he said.

According to the lieutenant, Fleming may have been in the area for some time before he was found.

"Per info from the autopsy, Mr. Fleming [may] have been in the area we located him for as long as two weeks," he told Patch.

Ortiz says the sheriff's department is still looking for information in this case, specifically from anyone who may have seen Fleming in his final days.   Anyone with details can call the Cabazon Sheriff’s Station at 951-922-7100, or email CabazonStation@RiversideSheriff.org.  


beaumontdave February 14, 2014 at 12:52 AM
I know it"s casual out there, but two weeks with nobody missing the man is sad, suggests a serious disconnect. Well, bless them all, 22 is way early to check out, hope no one depended on Dillon for support and prayers to the family.
snyght February 14, 2014 at 01:24 AM
I don't know who "beaumontdave" is, but he has no right to comment on the connection between our family. Of course we missed him, and until you know the facts then you shouldn't stick your nose into other people's business. Let our family grieve without your rude and disrespectful comments.
Only my thought February 14, 2014 at 01:28 AM
Get use to it. Snyght.
Jeremiah February 14, 2014 at 07:26 AM
snyght - Beaumontdave meant nothing wrong to your family and was offering his condolences. I understand your grief, but you are far too sensitive and striking out at the wrong people. I also feel badly for you and your family. You have my prayers. **** Jeremiah
rubberband February 14, 2014 at 10:08 AM
A woman who said she was looking for her nephew a while back posted a call out for this young man...and his sister put a call out looking for him February 6th...Toni Marie Sisavanh "Dillon Leroy Fleming has been missing for 3 weeks now. Dillon is 22 years old, 130lbs, and about 5'6. His hair is brown Dillon has two tattoos on his face.. The left side has a feather over his eye and the right side has a m underneath it. He is bipolar/ schizophrenic aggressive manic depressant, at times he can't distinguish reality from the delusions in his head,so he days things he really doesn't mean. He was last seen in Cabazon at the bus stop wearing a green shirt, black hoodie, black pants and black shoes. Our family is extremely worried about him. Please help us find my little brother . Thank you and God bless." ....Sorry to hear that it ended this way. It is terrifying to have someone missing who may not be able to find help or get to the people who'd understand bi-polar issues... Been there before with family missing... The worry is constant and this sort of ending is horrible..."finding" them this way leaves more questions than it answers. Condolences to his family.
toni marie calderon February 14, 2014 at 11:21 AM
hey dave check it out there wasnt any disconnect with mt brother and my family. the minute he went missing i started looking for him everywhere. search parties. missing person reports and we filed a missing person report. and alot more. so unless u know all the facts maybe you shouldn't open your mouth and put statement out there you nothing about. i miss my brother Dillon dearly and ill never get to tell him i love him or goodbye. my family crys for him everyday. so be quite. thank you rubberband for sticking up for me. dave research before commenting cause you look like an idiot.
toni marie calderon February 14, 2014 at 11:32 AM
Jeremiah ur entitled to ur opinion but of course my family is sensitive. My brother is dead and we don't know how or why he died. But I Toni Marie Sisavanh won't rest until I know what really happened to him. If you condolences have negative feedback in them expect my family to lash out. We all loved my brother dearly sick or not. His family and friends all loves him and we just don't understand why this happened to him. Please consider the things u say because they effect people, especially in the time of mourning. Have a good day.
Jeremiah February 14, 2014 at 12:03 PM
I would be sensitive too, Toni, and I have lost family members basically the same way. It is awful not knowing "why" or what happened, and I know your grief and sorrow and my heart goes out to you. I was just saying from a viewpoint of knowing Beaumontdave that he would never say something intended to hurt in any way and hopefully you will understand his words were not meant hurtfully. The article didn't say anyone had reported him missing and his comment was based on the article as written. **** Believe me, if anybody makes rude or hurtful comments I will be all over them here. I wish there was something I could do to make it better. **** Jeremiah
rubberband February 14, 2014 at 12:08 PM
@ Toni, I am certain beaumontdave didn't mean it the way it sounded. He is a good guy, honest...As it goes with the Patch sometimes, there was almost nothing posted about any search for Dillon, and that family and friends were very concerned and looking for him. (I know this because I searched for his name after Dillons Aunt posted a message about him, I looked for information about him that same day.) I know there were people, family and friends were looking for him...This news: It is horrible... truly a living nightmare. I have been in this same scenario, and it ended the same sad way with my father. His mental illness and odd behavior made it so very difficult for anyone to approach or help him, and he'd become very paranoid and actually would go "into hiding" and run, making all of our efforts to find him and get him help virtually impossible. I don't know you, I DO know this situation and the intense pain. This grief takes your breath away. A stranger wishing a different outcome for him and your family fixes nothing.... for what it does convey...very sorry for the loss of your little brother, Dillon.
toni marie calderon February 14, 2014 at 10:58 PM
Dillon does have an aunt. Idk who this person was but my mom and uncle are the only ones in our family that are still alive. dillons dad died when he was three and his family hasnt had anything to do with my brother since his dad died. So there is someone lying about who they are. Only my cousins and siblings and my girlfriend Christien have been helping search for him. So whoever gave you that information you should tell the sheriffs please. Far as the comments go i can forgive them but suggested that research deeper and more Effectively before commenting next time. Thank you have a great evening...
toni marie calderon February 14, 2014 at 11:06 PM
Only my thought back off.... you lose someone in such a tragic way and then read something that criticizes your family right after. Then tell someone to get use to it. Bet ur whole opinion would change. So u get use to it and rethink ur comments. Just saying.
beaumontdave February 14, 2014 at 11:25 PM
Explaining the meaning of the comment won't help here, so I'll apologize that some felt it was rude or judgmental of the man's family, it wasn't intended to be so.
justcurious February 14, 2014 at 11:29 PM
Yea 2 weeks cuz the system is fuxked up !! An illegal Mexican claimed to have seen the body but didn't want to get involved cuz he didn't want to get deported !!! Lmao really. !!?? U could have called unanimous... And did cops go right away to look for the body ?? No !!! What's up with that bull. ??? His fam had to be the one to go look . That's horrible ! And I'm very sorry for the loss of ur loved one whoever is related to this young man ..
rubberband February 14, 2014 at 11:49 PM
My mistake, thought it was a woman who posted..It was Duane, not Diane...Anyways....had to go find the post I saw....cached page here it is, the first post I saw: "my nephew is missing over two weeks have you seen him Posted by duane ford , February 07, 2014 at 11:51 AM my nephew is dillon flemmings early 20s has a feather tattoo over his left eye and lips tattoed on the right side of his neck he has brown hair and hazel eyes hes 51 50 and was last seen in cabazon he is about 5 foot five looks like teenager please help us find him the sherriffs office seems to be not even trying to find him if you have seen him or know his wearabouts or have any infermation contact me at 951 367 4459 thank you."------------------------Toni Marie, Duane and family and his friends, sorry about Dillon.
toni marie calderon February 15, 2014 at 12:32 PM
Yeah that's my uncle, but if actually go back on to my page you'll see that I started posting on Jan 28 or 29th. Right after my mom filed the missing persons report. See we didn't find out until was to late that we had to file a report with each city. Which is bs. Especially when a person has mental issues like my brother did. Once you file a missing persons report it should go for that whole countywide area. Anyhow then the other post is legit. Duane was helping too. My bad he was staying in touch with us too. Either way we still need help solving my brothers case. So if anyone nose anything PLEASE come forwarded with the information ir call anonymous tip line with the info. My lil brother Dillon didn't just end up there by himself. Please help me someone..... God bless everyone. Toni Marie Sisavanh.
toni marie calderon February 15, 2014 at 12:35 PM
Thank you RUBBERBAND for all your help and listen to me. Thank you everyone else who has helped out and continues to help myself and my family. Lm eternally thankful and forever in debt to u all. Toni
Jeff in Banning February 15, 2014 at 12:48 PM
I've known Dillon for years, and I can tell you, his family loved him very much and was ALWAYS there for him. His mom did everything to get him the BEST help out there. Thoughts and prayers for Dillon's family and friends.
carol jane lummus February 18, 2014 at 03:03 PM
Sweet Kid. I remember when his Mom would drop him off at the house. He was so helpful and very polite, he was one of the few of my sons friends that I actually enjoyed having over, and such a sweet kid. I am so sadden by this. I still can not believe it. My thoughts and prayers for everyone. I will miss you Dillon. :(
duane ford February 18, 2014 at 03:59 PM
toni ive tried every way except from force to get info down here in cabazon you should call me we need to talk i think i might have something but we should talk private
carol jane lummus February 21, 2014 at 11:45 PM
I talked to a friend of mine who is the Former City Attorney in Los Angeles, he is looking into a few things for me, and also he suggested hiring a P.I. which as we all know cost money. But with a little help I could set up a fund like I do for the animals I rescue. But first I need everyones ok. Toni you may or may not remember me, I am Little Toms mom. Your mom use to drop Dillon off at the house every day and hang at the house with my son. I have been in complete dis-belief with what has happened to Dillon. When my son told me I cried, and still I am so upset over the loss of Dillon. Sweetie if you need anything I am not far, and I can help just let me know. Im here for you, and your Mom. We are praying for all of you. But please if you don't get the answers you are looking for, I will help.
toni marie calderon February 28, 2014 at 10:06 PM
Dillon Leroy Fleming Dillon was born in Banning California in December of 1991 to his mother Margaret J. Waite . And father Guy Fleming. Dillon has lived on the Morongo Indian Reservation all of his life. As a child he was always getting in to mischief someway or another. He like to ride bikes and skateboards. No matter what he was doing or where he was he had to look good . Dillon like to play video games and hang out with his buddies. His passion was music. He loved to listen to a variety of different music. Dancing was something else he enjoyed very too. He had many friends that loved him dearly. He was loved by every one . He was a respect young man who was always willing to help a person in need, even if meant taking the shirt off his own back or food out of his own mouth he would. He had a big heart and left this world way to soon. Dillon spent alot of his free time with his niece Krista Calderon. They would spend hours watching cartoons together and drawing pictures. He made an everlasting impression in peoples lives. Dillon will remain in the hearts of everyone who loved him. His living siblings are sister Toni Marie Calderon, brother Bobby Lee Newland, and youngest sister Shylo Mydnyght Waite Smith. They all loved him deeply and miss him dearly. His three favorite cousins to hangout with were James Leimas, Clairissa Leimas, and Danell Siva. Cruising around on the quads and hacky sag were their favorite things to do. Services were held for him on February 22, 2014 at the Sylvan Park in Banning California. Family and friends gathered to say farewell and celebrate the honor of known such a wonderful young man. May he Rest in Peace. Forever loved and never forgotten. The cause of his death are still unknown. Dillon's cremation was handled by Wiefels and Son Mortuary Cremation Services in Banning. We'd like to say thank you to everyone that helped with Dillon's services and supported our family in this time of need and grievance. Thank you to all and God bless each and everyone of you. 💙WE LOVE AND MISS YOU DILLON 💙 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------


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