Who would do Something like that?

Death Investigation underway after burned body found in Joshua Tree

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It would appear that someone was intent on hiding the identity of a male victim of one could only surmise, a homicide, by burning the body near the Sunfair Dry Lake. The horrendously unspeakable act was discovered by a citizens Friday morning.

DATE/TIME: August 16, 2019 / 8:49 a.m..

INCIDENT: Death Investigation

LOCATION: Dry Lake Bed, near the area of Sunway Road and Rosehedge Avenue, Joshua Tree, CA

VICTIM(S): Unidentified Male

SUMMARY: On August 16, 2019, at 8:49 a.m.. a caller reported discovering a burned body in the dry lake bed near Sunway Road and Rosehedge Avenue.  Deputies from the Morongo Basin Station responded and confirmed the information.  Based on evidence at the scene, detectives from the Sheriff’s Department Homicide Division responded and assumed the investigation.  Detectives are working to identify the male victim as well as any witnesses. 

This is an ongoing investigation and anyone who has information is asked to call the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department – Homicide Division at (909)-387-3589.  Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call WeTip at 1-800-78CRIME or by using

Refer:                  Detective G. Moreno / Sergeant J. Steers

Station:               Homicide Division

Phone No.          (909)-387-3589

Case No.             DR# 091901233 / H#2019-72

The Homicide squad has an excellent record of identifying victims like this. They are dogged in solving hard to solve homicide cases. This one looks like one they will give special interest to.

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