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SBSD - Barstow Sheriff's Department
Monday January 14th, 2019 :: 11:26 a.m. PST


Homicide detectives seek any information regarding the human skeletal remains found in the desert area.

DATE/TIME: Friday, January 11, 2019/2:14 p.m.

INCIDENT: Death Investigation/Skeletal remains located

LOCATION: Desert area near West Main Street/Mockingbird Street in Lenwood

VICTIM: Jane Doe

On Friday, January 11, 2019, at approximately 2:14 pm, a deputy from the Barstow Sheriff’s Station responded to the area of West Main Street and Mockingbird Street in Lenwood to meet with a land surveyor who had located what he believed to be human skeletal remains. Upon arrival, the reporting party took the deputy to the desert area near the location. The remains were confirmed to be human.

Detectives from the Specialized Investigations Division responded to the scene to conduct the investigation. Due to lighting conditions the scene was secured for the night.

On Saturday, January 12th, homicide detectives, coroner investigators, and a Forensic Anthropologist excavated the area and retrieved additional skeletal remains.

Additional examinations will be conducted to determine the cause of death and identity of the decedent.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Julius McChristian or Sergeant Angelo Gibilterra of the Specialized Investigations Division (909) 387-3589. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or the We-Tip website at

Refer: Detective Julius McChristian or Sergeant Angelo Gibilterra

Station: Specialized Investigations Division

Phone No.: (909) 387-3589

Case No.: H# 2019-003/081900054

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Barstow Sheriff's Department
225 E Mountain View St
Barstow, CA 92311

Emergency: 9-1-1

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