San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: Friday, March 25, 2016 / 3:48 p.m.

INCIDENT: Death Investigation LOCATION: Interstate 40 and Essex Road, Fenner, CA.


On Friday, March 25, 2016 at 3:48 p.m. deputies from the Needles Station responded to a found bones call in the desert near Interstate 40 and Essex Road near Fenner, CA. Upon arrival, deputies met with the reporting party who was a surveyor. The surveyor led deputies to the location of the bones. Several bones were collected by the Coroner’s Division.
On Saturday, March 26, 2016, the bones were identified as human. Detectives from the Specialized Investigations Division, Homicide Detail assumed the investigation and responded to the scene where the bones were found. Homicide investigators conducted an investigaiton and located additional bones which were collected by the Coroner’s Division. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Detective Michael Warrick or Sergeant Greg Myler at (909) 387-3589. Callers wishing to be 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 Michael Warrick or Sergeant Greg Myler Station: Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail Phone No. 909-387-3589

Case No. DR# 101600077/H# 2016-026

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