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Tuesday December 3rd, 2019 :: 05:55 p.m. PST


Homicide Detectives arrested Ralph Meneses of Big Bear City for the shooting deaths of his roommates

DATE/TIME: Monday, December 2, 2019           1:23 p.m.
INCIDENT:    Murder Investigation
LOCATION: 500 block of West Sherwood Avenue, Big Bear City
VICTIMS:       #1- Cynthia Kilough, 66 years old, resident of Big Bear City
                        #2- Jeffrey Tiner, 35 years old, resident of Big Bear City
SUSPECT:    Ralph Meneses, 41 years old, resident of Big Bear City
On Monday, December 2, 2019 at 1:23 p.m. dispatch received a 911 call from Ralph Meneses reporting he was attacked by his roommates, Cynthia Kilough and Jeffrey Tiner, and he shot both of them. Deputies and medical personnel arrived and found Kilough in front of the home suffering from gunshot wounds. She was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced deceased. Tiner was found deceased inside the home. Meneses had several puncture wounds to his midsection but did not require hospitalization.
Homicide Detectives responded to conduct the investigation.
Through investigation, detectives determined Meneses, Kilough, and Tiner were involved in an argument, which escalated to a physical assault. During the incident, Meneses shot and killed Kilough and Tiner. It was later determined that Meneses’ wounds were self-inflicted.
Meneses was booked for Murder at Central Detention Center and is being held without bail.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Tramayne Phillips, Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail at (909)387-3589. Callers can remain anonymous and contact WeTip at 800-78CRIME or
Refer:             Sergeant Scott Thies or Detective Tramayne Phillips
Station:          Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail
Phone No.     (909)387-3589
Case No.       DR#061900919        H32019-123
JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department               

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