On Wednesday, July 9,
2014 the autopsy was completed on Philip Smyth and the manner of death was
determined to be suicide.
On Sunday, July 6,
2014, at approximately 5:00 A.M., the California Highway Patrol, San Bernardino
County Fire, and deputies from the Victor Valley Sheriff's Station were
dispatched to investigate a possible traffic collision on Hwy 138 east of
Summit Valley Road. When they arrived on
scene they discovered a vehicle on the side of the road with a deceased subject
at the vehicle. Specialized
investigators from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Homicide Detail
responded to investigate.
identified the deceased as 50-year-old Philip Alexander Smyth. The
investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this
investigation is urged to contact Detective Steers or Detective Delatorre 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 www.wetip.com.
Refer: Detective J. Steers or Detective E. Delatorre
Investigations Division-Homicide Detail