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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 / 2:26 a.m.  


INCIDENT:  Homicide Investigation


LOCATION:  13000 Block of Eaby Road, Phelan                     


SUSPECT: Pending Next of Kin Notification – 63 year old white male


VICTIM: Pending Next of Kin Notification – 52 year old white female




On Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at approximately 2:26 a.m., deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, Phelan station, responded to a call regarding a female lying in the roadway. Upon arriving at the incident location, deputies located an unresponsive female lying near an unoccupied vehicle. It appeared as though the female was not breathing. Medical personnel responded to the location of occurrence and the female victim was pronounced deceased. The investigation led deputies to a nearby residence, where a deceased male was also located.   


Detectives from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Homicide Detail responded to assist with the investigation. Detectives learned the deaths were related to each other. It is believed the male subject caused the female subject's death, then committed suicide. A cause of death has not been determined for either of the subjects. Autopsies will be performed, on both subjects, by the San Bernardino County Coroner's Office.   


The investigation is ongoing. 


Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Homicide Detail, Detective Bryan Zierdt or Sergeant Trevis Newport, 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: Sergeant Trevis Newport or Detective Bryan Zierdt                  


Station: Specialized Investigations - Homicide Detail              


Phone No. (909) 387-3589           


Case No. DR #071400157 H #2014-005


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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