San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department
Press Release

DATE/TIME: Thursday, December 21, 2017 9:40 a.m.
INCIDENT: Death Investigation
LOCATION: 55000 block of Sante Fe Tr, Yucca Valley
VICTIM: Withheld – pending notification of next of kin


On Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 9:40 a.m. deputies responded with County Fire to a call of an unresponsive female in a vacant dirt field near Santa Fe Trail. The female was found to be deceased. Detective’s responded along with an investigator from the County Coroner’s Office. The deceased woman’s name is being withheld pending notification of the next of kin. The cause of death is unknown pending the results of an autopsy.

The circumstances surrounding the female’s death are being investigated and detectives are seeking the public’s assistance. 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 or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at

Refer:Detective Chad Gomez
Station: Morongo Basin Station
Phone No. (760) 366-4175
Case No. 231702392

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