San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: December 26, 2016, 5:08 p.m.

INCIDENT:  Critical Missing Person Located Deceased

LOCATION:  56000 block of Little League Drive, Yucca Valley

VICTIM: Obrien, Dorothy, 89-year-old resident of Yucca Valley

Summary

On Friday, December 23, 2016, Dorothy Obrien was reported as a critical missing person, by family members. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department conducted extensive area checks, with the assistance of Sheriff’s Aviation helicopters, Search and Rescue volunteers, and a Sheriff’s bloodhound. On Monday, December 26, 2016, Obrien was located deceased, in a wash area near the 56000 block of Little League Drive, in Yucca Valley. The initial investigation showed Obrien was exposed to extremely cold temperatures, but there was no foul play suspected. The San Bernardino County Coroner’s Division is also assisting in the investigation, and an autopsy will be conducted, at a later date, to determine the cause of death.

Anyone with information related to the investigation is asked to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Morongo Basin Station at (760) 366-4175. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may contact We-Tip at 1-888-78-CRIME.

Refer:Deputy E. Herrera or Deputy S. Lenihan

Station: Morongo Basin Station

Case #: 231602311, 701609263

Phone No. (760) 366-4175

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

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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