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Thursday February 16th, 2023 :: 02:35 p.m. PST


Homicide Detectives Seeking Information in the Murder of a San Bernardino Man

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

INCIDENT:   Homicide Investigation

LOCATION:  Flood Control Channel near the 1900 Block of Del Rosa Avenue, San Bernardino

SUSPECT(S):   Unknown

VICTIM(S):   Juan Manuel Montez, 33-year-old Transient of San Bernardino - Hispanic male adult, 5”’6”, with black hair, brown eyes and had an A.K.A. of “Evil” or “Lil Diablo”

On Friday, February 10, 2023, at 1:00 p.m., deputies from the Sheriff’s Central Station responded to the county flood control channel near the 1900 block of Del Rosa Avenue, in San Bernardino.  Arriving deputies located a deceased male subject, later identified as Juan Manuel Montez, down an embankment of the flood control channel.  Montez had several injuries to his face and his head, and the manner of death was determined to be homicide.  Montez was known to frequent the area of Highland Avenue, near Del Rosa Avenue.  

Detectives from the Sheriff’s Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail responded and assumed the investigation. 

Homicide investigators are seeking information from the public.  Anyone with information regarding the murder of Juan Manuel Montez is urged to contact the Homicide Detail at 909-890-4904.  Callers wishing to remain anonymous should contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME or go to  

Refer:  Detective Travis Gagne

Station:   Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail

Phone No.   909-890-4904

Case No.   DR# 012300373

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

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San Bernardino, CA 92408

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