San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: Thursday, March 16, 2017

INCIDENT: Death Investigation

LOCATION: State Hwy. 138/1 mile east of I-15 Freeway

VICTIM: Unidentified Hispanic male adult


On Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 7:11 a.m. a commuter was traveling on State Hwy. 138, east of the I-15 freeway, when they saw what appeared to be a body about 50 feet off the roadway. The commuter contacted dispatch and when deputies arrived they located a deceased Hispanic male adult.

Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives responded to conduct the investigation.

Detectives found no obvious sign of trauma to the body. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death. Additionally, the Coroner will positively identify the victim and make the necessary notifications.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Homicide Detail, Detective Gary Hart 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 Hotline at

Refer: Detective Gary Hart or Sergeant Dave Johnson

Station: Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail

Phone No. (909)387-3589

Case No. DR#071700934H#2017-30

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