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Wednesday April 17th, 2024 :: 02:56 p.m. PDT


Man Found Deceased in Trailer Fire and Determined to be Victim of a Homicide; Suspect Arrested

DATE/TIME:  April 15, 2024 / 9:37 p.m.

INCIDENT:   PC 187 – Murder

LOCATION:  7800 Block of C Avenue, Hesperia

SUSPECT(S):  Angel Cardenas, 23-years-old, Resident of Victorville

VICTIM(S):  Justin Wilkinson, 25-years-old, Resident of Victorville

On Monday, April 15, 2024, deputies from the Hesperia Sheriff’s Station responded to the report of a trailer fire in the 7800 block of C Street, in Hesperia.  The San Bernardino County Fire Department extinguished the fire and discovered a deceased male, identified as Justin Wilkinson, inside the trailer.

The Sheriff’s Arson/Bomb Detail responded and found injuries on Wilkinson not consistent with a fire.  The Sheriff’s Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail also responded and assumed the investigation.  

Through investigation, detectives learned Wilkinson was physically assaulted.  Investigators contacted witness Angel Cardenas who was interviewed and later identified as the suspect.   Cardenas was ultimately arrested and booked in at the High Desert Detention Center where he remains without bail. 

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

Refer:  Detective V. Quezada or Sgt. J. Giles 

Station:  Homicide Detail

Phone No. 909-890-4904

Case No. DR# 192402556  H#2024-035

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

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