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DATE/TIME: Monday, June 4, 2018, 11:38 am

INCIDENT: Death Investigation

LOCATION: 9500 Etiwanda Avenue, Rancho Cucamonga (West Valley Detention Center)

VICTIM: Robert Molina, age 64, a resident of San Bernardino


On Monday, June 4, 2018 at approximately 10:40 am, Robert Molina, who was an inmate at West Valley Detention Center, was found unresponsive in his cell. Medical aid was immediately initiated by deputies and medical personnel from the West Valley Detention Center responded and took over lifesaving measures. Molina was transported by ambulance to Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Fontana, where he was pronounced deceased at 11:38 am.

Molina was housed alone in his cell.

Investigators from the Sheriff’s Specialized Investigations Division-Homicide Detail responded to conduct a death investigation.

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 the Homicide Detail, Detective Southworth 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 Bruce Southworth or Sergeant Angelo Gibilterra

Station: Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail

Phone No. (909)387-3589

Case No. 601800092 / H2018-45

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