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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: Sunday, February 9, 2014/8:25 p.m.       


INCIDENT:    Murder/Suicide


LOCATION:  27200 block of Silver Lakes Parkway, Helendale                     


SUSPECT:    Michael Cobbos, age 76 a resident of Helendale    


VICTIM(S):     Colleen Williamson – Cobbos, age 82 a resident of Helendale



On Sunday, February 9, 2014, at approximately 8:25 p.m., deputies from the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to the report of shots fired in the 27200 block of Silver Lakes Parkway in Helendale.  Deputies arrived and found two adults suffering from gunshot wounds inside the residence.  Medical aid arrived and pronounced the subjects deceased at the scene. 


Detectives from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Homicide Detail responded to the location and are currently conducting the investigation. 


Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Homicide Detail, Detective E. Bachman or Sergeant J. Gaffney, 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 Hotline at


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

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