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Saturday November 25th, 2023 :: 12:09 p.m. PST


Skeletal Remains Found in San Bernardino Near Verdemont Ranch Road

DATE/TIME:  November 23, 2023 / 9:20 a.m.

INCIDENT:   Human Skeletal Remains Found

LOCATION:  Desert Area Near Institution Road and Verdemont Ranch Road, San Bernardino

VICTIM(S):  Unknown

On Thursday, November 23, 2023, at 9:20 a.m., deputies from the Sheriff’s Central Station were dispatched to the area of Institution Road and Verdemont Ranch Road after hikers in the area found skeletal remains.  When deputies arrived, they discovered the bones were human.  

The Sheriff’s Specialized Investigations Division responded and assumed the investigation.  The remains were transported to the Coroner’s Office and further investigation is needed to determine the identity of the victim, and a manner and cause of death.  

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Specialized Investigations Division at 909-890-4904.  Callers wishing to remain anonymous should contact We-Tip at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or at

Refer:  Sgt. T. Mooradian 

Station:  Specialized Investigations Division

Phone No. 909-890-4904

Case No.  DR# 012302546 / H#2023-122

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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