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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME:  Monday, April 14, 2014


INCIDENT:    Homicide Investigation


LOCATION:  Stoddard Wells Road / Lucerne Valley Cutoff, Stoddard Valley


VICTIM:          Unidentified


On Monday, April 14, 2014, at 12:00 p.m., deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department - Victor Valley Station were dispatched to the report of a vehicle fire near Stoddard Wells Road and Lucerne Valley Cutoff.  When deputies arrived they discovered a smoldering burnt vehicle in the open desert.  Upon further examination, human remains were located inside the vehicle.  The Sheriff’s Homicide and Arson/Bomb details were requested.


The identity, gender, nor race of the deceased person has been made and is pending further examination and autopsy.  This case is being investigated as a homicide.  


Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Homicide Detail, Detective Ed DeLaTorre 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:            Sergeant Chris Fisher  

Station:          Homicide Detail

Phone No.     (909) 387-3589

Case No.       071401358 H#37-2014

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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