The Riverside Police Department posted on social media last Friday concerning five arrests that had been made over the course of the year stemming from tips received from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and requesting the public's assistance in locating a sixth man.
Riverside police spokesman Ryan Railsback said they have no reason to believe that the six individuals were known to each other or had any ties to one another as each case came from a separate tip.
Authorities were working together to first identify 24 year old Eric Stiegelmeyer as their suspect while he was serving with the Marines at Camp Pendleton and then to secure an interview with him.
Riverside Police report that they were working with both the Escondido Police Department and Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) in an investigation that was initiated by a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. During that partnership Riverside PD learned that Escondido Police had an open case against the same individual “for the same type of criminal activity.”
While awaiting an opportunity to interview him and awaiting a federal warrant, Stiegelmeyer was discharged from the Marines without notice to the investigators. The reason for his discharge has not been released. Since his discharge, authorities have been unable to locate Stiegelmeyer so are seeking the public's assistance.
If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Eric Stiegelmeyer, or further relevant information regarding any of the listed suspects, please contact ICAC Unit Detective Charlie Olivas at firstname.lastname@example.org, ICAC Unit Detective Stacie Ontko at email@example.com, or ICAC Unit Detective Paul Miranda at firstname.lastname@example.org.