search button

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release



Apple Valley - Update - Death Investigation

DATE:             September 23, 2013

LOCATION:    27000 block of Waalew Road, Apple Valley

VICTIM:           Undertermined



Summary

***UPDATE*** September 23, 2013

The human remains have not been identified, but investigators have learned some additional information.  During preliminary examination of the remains, it was determined they are of a Caucasian or possibly Hispanic male adult, between the ages of 25 to 35 years, and approximately 5’6” to 5’10” tall.  Investigators located clothing, which included a red Champion XL shirt, black with red stripe Nike Swingman Ken Griffey Jr. size 10 shoes, and a black pager.  Further testing and examination of the remains will continue.

 

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 www.wetip.com.

*****************************************

On Tuesday, September 3, 2013, at about 1015 hours, 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 www.wetip.com.

 

Refer:          Public Affairs Division

Phone No.:  (909) 387-3700



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