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Monday February 13th, 2023 :: 09:59 a.m. PST


Detectives Conducting Investigation into Death of San Bernardino Man Found in Flood Channel

DATE/TIME: February 10, 2023, 1:00 p.m.

INCIDENT: Homicide Investigation

LOCATION: County Flood Control Channel, San Bernardino

SUSPECT(S): Unknown

VICTIM(S): Juan Montez, 33-year-old, San Bernardino

SUMMARY: On Friday, February 10, 2023, at approximately 1:00 p.m., deputies from the Sheriff’s Central Station were requested to respond to the county flood control channel, near the 1900 block of Del Rosa Avenue, in San Bernardino. Arriving deputies located a deceased male down an embankment of the channel. The decedent was later identified as Juan Montez. Montez had several injuries to his face and head. 

Investigators with the Specialized Investigations Division responded and assumed the investigation. No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Travis Gagne, Specialized Investigations Division at (909) 890-4904. Callers can remain anonymous and contact We-Tip at 800-78CRIME or

Refer: Detective Travis Gagne or Sergeant Jonathan Woods

Station: Specialized Investigations Division

Phone No. (909) 890-4904

Case No. DR#012300373 / H#2023-022

SHANNON D. DICUS, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Headquarters
655 E 3rd St
San Bernardino, CA 92408

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