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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release



Apple Valley Death Investigation

September 5, 2013

Location: 27000 Block of Waalew Road in the County Area of Apple Valley

Victim: Undetermined


On Tuesday, September 3, 2013, at about 10:15 a.m., Sheriff’s Desert Dispatch Center received a call in reference to the discovery of bones in the 27000 block of Waalew Road, in the unincorporated area of Apple Valley. When Victor Valley Station Deputies arrived, they determined the bones were human and requested the assistance of the Sheriff’s Homicide Detail.

On Wednesday, September 4, 2013, homicide detectives and coroner investigators, excavated the remains from the property. At this time the remains could not be identified by gender, ethnicity or age. An autopsy will be scheduled for further examination of the remains and the cause of death.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Homicide Detail, Detective Joseph Janowicz or Sergeant Chris Fisher at (909) 387-3589. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at

Refer: Public Affairs Division
Phone No.: (909) 387-3700

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

C/o Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700

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