San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: July 19, 2016 at 1436 hours

INCIDENT: Death Investigation

LOCATION: Flood control channel underneath the I Street bridge, north of Oak Street, San Bernardino


VICTIM(S): Dilan Lopez, 22 year old resident of San Bernardino


On Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at approximately 2:36 p.m., a San Bernardino County Code Enforcement Officer was conducting a weekly check along several of the flood control channels which run through the city of San Bernardino. The flood control channels are maintained by the San Bernardino County Department of Public Works. During the check, the officer located Lopez lying in the flood control channel underneath the South I Street bridge north of Oak Street, located in the city of San Bernardino. Lopez was determined to be deceased and code enforcement notified the San Bernardino Police Department. Based upon Lopez’s location in the flood control channel, investigators from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Sheriff’s Specialized Investigations Division assumed the investigation.
Investigators are currently speaking with Lopez’ family to determine his whereabouts in the days leading up to his death. Due to the extreme heat in the days leading to the discovery of Lopez, an autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death. Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Specialized Investigation Detail, Detective Lisa Guerra or Sergeant Jason Radeleff at (909) 387-3589. Anyone with information who wishes to remain anonymous is encouraged to contact We-Tip at (800) 78-CRIME.
Refer:Detective Lisa Guerra

Station:Sheriff’s Homicide Detail

Phone No.(909) 387-3589

Case No.011603008

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700