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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME:              May 12, 2014/4:35 a.m.                  


INCIDENT:                Homicide Investigation  


LOCATION:               9800 block of 7th Street, Rancho Cucamonga


VICTIM:                     William Tapia, 57, resident of Colton


SUSPECT(s):           Unknown


On Monday, May 12, 2014 at about 4:35 a.m., deputies from the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department along with personnel from the city of Rancho Cucamonga Fire responded to the 9800 block of 7th Street in Rancho Cucamonga, following the report of an unresponsive male inside a vehicle.  Upon arrival, deputies located an adult male deceased inside a vehicle.   


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 incident is urged to contact Detective Mauricio Hurtado 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 website at  




Refer:            Detective Mauricio Hurtado or Sergeant Trevis Newport


Station:          Specialized Investigations – Homicide Detail   


Phone No:     (909) 387-3589


Case No.       DR#111404921 H#2014-49

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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