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Body found in desert identified

Cause of death still unknown

STAFF WRITER

BARSTOW• The body of a man found in the desert north of Home Depot almost two weeks ago was identified as 62-year-old Jim David, according to Barstow Police.

David had been located in the area, lying next to a dirt trail, just east of Santa Rosa Avenue on Feb. 15. Police received the call of a deceased adult male at approximately 12:34 p.m.

There did not appear to be any indication of foul play or obvious signs of trauma to the victim’s body, according to police.

The San Bernardino County Coroner’s office was contacted and a Deputy Coroner Investigator responded to the scene, police said.

The cause of death is still not known.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department did not immediately return a call inquiring about the incident Wednesday evening.

Shea Johnson may be reached at (760) 256-4126 or at SJohnson@DesertDispatch.com.


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