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DATE/TIME: Saturday, July 18, 2020 8:13 a.m.

INCIDENT: Murder Investigation

LOCATION: 21800 block of Goshute Avenue, Apple Valley

VICTIM: Gionabeth “Giona” Oladapo, age 29 a resident of Apple Valley

SUSPECT: Olatokunbo Dumotein “David” Oladapo, age 30 a resident of Apple Valley

On Saturday, July 18, 2020, at approximately 8:13 a.m., deputies from the Apple Valley Police Department responded to a residence in the 21800 block of Goshute Avenue, to conduct a welfare check on the woman who lived at the home. Upon arrival, deputies located the victim, later identified as Gionabeth Oladapo, deceased inside a bedroom. Deputies immediately began searching for the victim’s husband as they believed he was responsible for her injuries.

Detectives from the Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail were requested and responded to the location to conduct the investigation. Deputies from the Specialized Enforcement Division were requested to assist in locating the suspect.

At approximately 10:50 a.m., the suspect, Olatokunbo Oladapo, was found following a traffic stop in Loma Linda. The suspect was transported to Sheriff’s Headquarters in San Bernardino and interviewed by Homicide Detectives. At the conclusion of the interview, he was arrested, transported, and booked into the West Valley Detention Center for murder.

No additional information is being released at this time.

The investigation is ongoing, anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Tony Romero, Homicide Detail at (909) 387-3589. Callers can remain anonymous and contact WeTip at 800-78CRIME or

Refer: Detective Tony Romero or Sergeant Joseph Steers

Station: Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail

Phone No. (909)387-3589

Case No. DR#182003417 H#2020-067

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department