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SBSD - Apple Valley Police Department
Friday March 17th, 2023 :: 09:56 a.m. PDT


Deputies in Apple Valley Searching for Missing Woman and Requests the Public's Assistance

DATE/TIME: March 16, 2023 at approximately 6:10 p.m

INCIDENT: Missing Person

LOCATION: 21000 Block of Goshute Avenue, Apple Valley


VICTIM(S): Maria Elena Hernandez, 56-year-old Female Resident of Apple Valley  

SUMMARY: On Thursday, March 16, 2023, at approximately 6:10 p.m, deputies from the Apple Valley Police Department responded to the 21000 block of Goshute Avenue, in the Town of Apple Valley to investigate a missing person. 

During the investigation, deputies learned Maria Hernandez left her residence on Wednesday March 15, 2023, between 5:00 a.m and 7:00 a.m, on foot. Maria has not been seen or heard from since. Maria was last seen wearing a light colored sweatshirt, dark colored pants, and is described as being, 5'01, 180 pounds, with gray hair and brown eyes. 
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Detective Gustavo Garcia of the Apple Valley Station (760) 240-7400. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or leave information on the We-Tip website at   


Refer: Detective Gustavo Garcia 

Station: Apple Valley Station

Phone No. (760) 240-7400

Case No. 182301373

Shannon D. Dicus, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Apple Valley Police Department
14931 Dale Evans Pkwy
Apple Valley, CA 92307

Emergency: 9-1-1

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