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DATE/TIME:              Thursday, September 6, 2018/8:57 am

INCIDENT:                Murder Investigation

LOCATION:             Desert area South of Waverly Road, Lucerne Valley

VICTIM:                     Marion Russell, age 58 a resident of Victorville

SUSPECT(S):           Unknown



On Thursday, September 6th at approximately 8:57 am, deputies from the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to the desert area South of Waverly Road in Lucerne Valley following the report of a deceased person at the location.  Deputies confirmed the victim was deceased and requested the assistance of the Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail.

Investigators responded and assumed the investigation.  The victim has been identified as Marion Russell.  Russell was reported missing to the Victor Valley Station on September 4th.  At this time, no suspects have been identified and the investigation is ongoing.

Updates will be provided as additional information becomes available.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is urged to contact the Specialized Investigations Division-Homicide Detail, Detective James Tebbetts at (909)387-3589. Callers can remain anonymous and contact WeTip at (800)78-CRIME or

Refer:             Detective James Tebbetts or Sergeant Ryan Smith

Station:          Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail

Phone No.     (909)387-3589

Case No.       DR#071802896        H#2018-088

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department