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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME:   Sunday, March 9, 2014 / 3:18 p.m.


INCIDENT:     PC 187 - Murder


LOCATION:    Unincorporated area of Apple Valley, near Turtle Mountain


VICTIM:           Matthew Ray Arwood, age 39 of National City, CA


SUSPECT(S):   Unknown  


On Sunday, March 9, 2014, at about 3:18 p.m., Sheriff’s dispatch was contacted by two off road motorists reporting they had located a body in the remote area of Turtle Mountain in the unincorporated area of Apple Valley.  Deputies from the Victor Valley Station responded to the area and confirmed the body to be a deceased male.


Investigators from the Sheriff’s Homicide Detail responded to the location to conduct the investigation.

The victim was identified as Matthew Ray Arwood.  Investigators believe he was shot at an unknown location and brought to the area where he was recovered.     


The investigation is ongoing; anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Detective Gary Hart or Sergeant John 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 website 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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