Anza man accused of shooting woman to death Sunday morning


Sheriff’s deputies in Anza have arrested a man on suspicion of shooting a woman to death early Sunday morning.

The deadly shooting was called in to authorities a little after 3 a.m. Sunday, according to Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Sgt. Rick Espinoza.

Deputies responded to a home in the 56000 block of Mitchell Road to find the victim, later identified as 58-year-old Cherie Mae Lanzisera of Anza, had already succumbed to her injuries.

Detectives began investigating, and identified Trent Allen Lightfoot, 50, also of Anza, as the suspect in Lanzisera’s killing.

Lightfoot was arrested on suspicion of murder. Jail records did not indicate whether he remained in custody on Monday.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department asked anyone who may have information on the murder investigation to call investigators at 760-770-2236 or 951-955-2777.

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