Man dies from multiple stab wounds at Salton City campground

Man dies after stabbing in Salton City

SALTON CITY, Calif. - A 30-year-old was stabbed to death at a popular camping ground in Salton City about two miles west of Highway 86 on Saturday around 3 a.m.

Lt. Jimmy Duran, Imperial County Sheriff’s Office, said, “This is a subject who was injured in the area known as Truck Haven Wash."

Authorities identified the victim as Jason Gonzalez from Indio. He had multiple stab wounds to the chest.

“When the deputies arrived, they administered first aid to the victim. However, they were relieved by emergency medical personnel who eventually ended up pronouncing the victim deceased there at the location.”

Authorities are asking anyone with information to come forward.

“If anybody saw anything out there or was able to capture anything on video, knows anybody that was there. It’s very common for people to capture situations on video nowadays,” Duran said.

Anyone with information on the case can give information through the Sheriff’s tip line at

The sheriff’s office also has an app where the community can leave messages or upload pictures and video.

The information can be shared anonymously. However, the sheriff's office would appreciate any contact information in case they have questions.

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