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K9 finds murder victim – arrest made
May 19, 2017
BARSTOW, Calif – On Saturday, May 13, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies from the Barstow Station received information a shooting and possible homicide occurred on May 10 in the 36000 block of Ramirez Road, Barstow. Detective Jeremy Vasquez, Barstow Station was called out and conducted an investigation. During the investigation, Vasquez identified and interviewed witnesses to the shooting.
On Tuesday, May 16, investigators from the San Bernardino County Sheriff Specialized Investigations Division, Homicide Detail, responded and assumed the investigation. Vasquez and homicide investigators conducted additional interviews.
On Wednesday, May 17, a search warrant was served at Scott Brodie’s (age 44 of Barstow a caucasian male) residence on Ramirez Road and Brodie was detained for questioning.
A K9 Deputy, David Moyer, responded with K9 Ellie. Ellie is trained to detect human remains. Ellie searched the property and alerted to a specific location. Personnel from the Coroner’s Division and Scientific Investigations Division excavated the site where Ellie alerted. During the excavation, a male body was located. Brodie was arrested and booked at the Barstow Jail for Murder.
On Thursday, May 19, fingerprints were obtained from the decedent. The decedent was identified as Archie Stewart (age 33 of Barstow) a black male.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Detective Brendan Motley or Sergeant Greg Myler, Homicide Detail (909) 387-3589.
Persons charged with a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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