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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release



Date/Time:      Sunday, July 6, 2014/5:00 A.M.

Incident:      Update - Death Investigation ruled a Suicide

Location:     Hwy 138 east of Summit Valley Road

Victim:     Philip Alexander Smyth, 50-years-old, Aliso Viejo



Summary

UPDATE:

On Wednesday, July 9, 2014 the autopsy was completed on Philip Smyth and the manner of death was determined to be suicide.

 

SUMMARY:

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. 

 

Detectives positively 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

 

Station:          Specialized Investigations Division-Homicide Detail

 

Phone No.     909-387-3589

 

Case No.       071402470

 



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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