Death Investigation at the 24000 Block of Japatul Valley Road, Pine Valley, California.
On November 8, 2015 at about 9:30 a.m. deputies from the Pine Valley sub-station responded to the 24000 block of Japatul Valley Road to investigate a report of hikers having found human remains in a nearby canyon. Upon arrival, deputies located the remains and confirmed they were indeed human. Members of the Sheriff’s Homicide Detail responded to the location and are investigating.
The positive identity of the victim as well as the cause and manner of death are pending an autopsy by the Medical Examiner’s Office.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Homicide Detail at (858) 974-2321/after hours at (858) 565-5200. You can also remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 and be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.
Prepared by: Kenn Nelson, Lieutenant Homicide Detail (858) 974-2321