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Homicide investigating body found in Helendale

HELENDALE • Homicide detectives are awaiting the results of an autopsy on a body that was found in the area of Highway 395 and Shadow Mountain Road.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies received reports of a body in the desert Sunday morning and found a deserted vehicle near the road. A dead male of unknown race or age was found in the desert near the vehicle.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman woman Jodi Miller said Tuesday that an autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death, and no further details were released.

Anyone with information that may help the investigation is urged to call Sgt. Jon Billings or Detective Matt Peterson at (909) 387-3589. Those wishing to remain anonymous may visit or call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME.

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