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Wednesday February 13th, 2019 :: 10:48 a.m. PST


Murder-suicide in Lytle Creek

DATE/TIME: Friday, February 8, 2019/5:40 pm
INCIDENT:    Murder/Suicide Investigation
LOCATION: Dirt Road 2N57, Lytle Creek
SUSPECT:    Scott Allen Beetler, age 56 a resident of Corona
VICTIM:          Quitlahauc Pantoja, age 20 a resident of Anaheim  
On Friday, February 8, 2019, at approximately 5:40 pm., deputies from the Fontana Sheriff’s Station responded to a remote dirt road (2N57) in Lytle Creek following the report that two deceased males were found at the location.  Upon arrival, deputies located the two male subjects, later identified as Scott Allen Beetler and Quitlahauc Pantoja, deceased.  Deputies located a handgun near Beetler and Patoja.     
Detectives from the Specialized Investigations Division, Homicide Detail responded to Lytle Creek to conduct the investigation.  Through investigation, detectives determined that Scott Beetler shot Quitlahauc Pantoja before turning the gun on himself. 
The investigation is ongoing; no additional information is being released at this time. Updates will be issued as new information becomes available for release.  The motive is not known at this time. 
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is urged to contact the Specialized Investigations Division, Detective Max Kunsman at (909)387-3589. Callers can remain anonymous and contact WeTip at (800)78-CRIME or
Refer:             Detective Max Kunsman or Sergeant Gerald Davenport                      
Station:          Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail
Phone No.     (909)387-3589
Case No.       031900370    H#2019-012
JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department               

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