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Murder/Suicide in Lake Arrowhead
June 29, 2017
LAKE ARROWHEAD, Calif – On Wednesday, June 28 at approximately 3:28 in the afternoon, a concerned family member contacted the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s dispatch and requested a welfare check on Steven and Valorie Montoya due to an inability to contact them. San Bernardino County Sheriff - Twin Peaks Sheriff Station deputies were dispatched to the Montoya’s residence in the 900 block of Hospital Road, Lake Arrowhead.
Upon deputies’ arrival, they made entry into the residence and found Steven Montoya (age57) and Valorie Montoya (age 58), both of Lake Arrowhead, dead.
Investigators from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Specialized Investigations Division - Homicide Detail responded to the location and conducted a homicide investigation. At this point, evidence suggests there were no other persons involved in Steven and Valorie’s death and their deaths were a result of a murder/suicide.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Julius McChristian or Detective Troy Mooradian at (909) 387-3589.
Persons charged with a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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