Family of murdered man found in park makes tearful plea for help

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Friday, September 25, 2015
Family of murdered man found in park makes tearful plea for help
This is a file photo of 34-year-old Mark Riveral found dead at a park in Rancho Cucamonga Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015.

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (KABC) -- The family of a 34-year-old man found dead at a Rancho Cucamonga park is asking for the public's help to find their son's killer.

The family spoke during a news conference held by the San Bernardino County Sheriff's department Thursday.

"He was supposed to come home that night," said Sue Riveral, the victim's mother. "I left his food out there, and now he's gone forever. I'll never hug my son."

Sue and Ed Riveral said their son, Mark Riveral, left to go to the store in Rancho Cucamonga around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16 and he never returned home.

People walking through Kenyon Park the following morning found the man's body sprawled out on the grass.

Police will not say how he died, only that the victim received injuries to his torso.

Officials said he lived at home and lived a solitary lifestyle.

"He was a quiet man, always caring, very generous," said Sue Riveral.

No motive has been mentioned by police.

"We're asking anybody who knows anything about Mark, anything about him, hopefully they can call us and let us know," said Sgt. John Gaffney from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. "That's what we're looking for."