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Hesperia man found dead in Apple Valley

Homicide Detail investigates

APPLE VALLEY • The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Homicide Detail is investigating the death of a Hesperia man whose body was found in the backyard of a residence in Apple Valley on Wednesday morning.

The victim has been identified at Steven Fragosa, 37, of Hesperia, according to San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson Cindy Bachman.

At 8:25 a.m., the Apple Valley station received a call about a dead body near the intersection of Symeron and Chole roads in Apple Valley, according to Bachman. The body was located in the backyard of a residence.

Several units from the Apple Valley station responded to the scene, and the investigation continued all day.

The Homicide Detail’s investigation is still ongoing, and no further details were available Wednesday night. Anyone with information is encouraged to call sheriff’s dispatch at (760) 245-4211 or WeTip at (800) 78-CRIME.

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