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DATE/TIME: Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 4:20 pm

INCIDENT: Death Investigation

LOCATION: 600 block of Red Mountain Road, Red Mountain
(unincorporated San Bernardino County)

VICTIM: David Dodson, age 41 a resident of Red Mountain

On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at approximately 4:20 pm, fire personnel from the Kern County Fire Department responded to an unresponsive male, seated inside a pick-up truck in front of a residence in the 600 block of Red Mountain Road. When fire personnel arrived, the victim was found to be deceased; there were no visible signs of trauma. Fire personnel recognized the victim from a previous call the night before and requested a deputy respond to the location.

Investigators from the Sheriff’s Specialized Investigations Division-Homicide Detail responded to conduct a death investigation. During the investigation, homicide investigators learned on Monday, May 7, 2018, at approximately 10:40 p.m., the victim was involved in an altercation in Kern County. The victim had sustained a minor injury to his hand and refused medical-aid.

An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause and manner of death.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Homicide Detail, Detective McChristian 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 Julius McChristian or Sergeant Angelo Gibilterra

Station: Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail

Phone No. (909)387-3589

Case No. 291800081 / H2018-34

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