Human Remains Found in Lenwood Desert Area

Human Remains Found in Lenwood Desert Area

LENWOOD – Homicide detectives are investigating the cause of death and identity of the skeletal remains found in the Lenwood desert on Friday.

At around 2:14 p.m. deputies responded to the desert near West Main and Mockingbird Street in Lenwood for the report of possible human remains. When the deputy arrived he met with the reporting party, a land surveyor who led the deputy to the remains that were confirmed to be human. Specialized Investigations Division detectives responded to the scene to assume the investigation.  

Due to the lighting conditions, the scene was secured for the night and on Saturday, January 12, 2019, homicide detectives, coroner investigators, and a Forensic Anthropologist excavated the area and retrieved additional skeletal remains. The San Bernardino Coroner’s department will conduct examinations in order to determine the cause and manner of death and to identify the decedent.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Julius McChristian or Sergeant Angelo Gibilterra of the Specialized Investigations Division (909) 387-3589.  Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or the We-Tip website at

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  • Human Remains Discovered: file