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Skeletal remains found in desert

August 10, 2018

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif – On Monday, August 6, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff - Twentynine Palms/Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station responded to a report of possible human skeletal remains located in the desert near the 73100 block of Cactus Drive. Deputies confirmed the remains were human, appeared to be an adult male and contacted the Specialized Investigations Division and the Coroner Division.

Due to the extent of decomposition an autopsy will be conducted to determine the identification of the victim. Investigators did not locate any obvious signs of foul play or suspicious circumstances. Investigators located what appeared to be a homeless encampment near the victim.

Positive identification and notification of next of kin is pending.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is urged to contact the Specialized Investigations Division - Homicide Detail, Detective James Williams at (909)387-3589.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at

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