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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

Highland - Death Investigation

DATE/TIME:          October 27, 2013/6:11 p.m.

LOCATION:           27000 block of Baseline Street, Highland

VICTIM:                 Mark Samartha, age 32 a resident of Colton


On Sunday, October 27, 2013, at approximately 1811 hours, deputies responded to the 27000 block of Baseline Street, in reference to a report of an unresponsive subject.  Deputies arrived and found Mark Samartha slumpped over in the driver's seat of his locked vehicle.  Entry was made into the vehicle and Fire Department personnel found Samartha had no vital signs. 


The San Bernardino County Coroner was notified and responded to the scene.  Investigators observed no signs of foul play and the cause of death remains under investigation.   


Refer:          Deputy J. Hernandez

Station:        Highland Police Department

Phone No.:   (909) 425-9793

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700

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