FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BARSTOW POLICE DEPARTMENT
220 EAST MOUNTAIN VIEW
BARSTOW, CA 92311
(760) 256-2215 (fax)
OFFENSE(S): Death Investigation
DATE OF INCIDENT: Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Approximately 0516 hours
LOCATION: 1525 West Main Street, Barstow, CA
VICTIM: Adult Male / 24 years old
CASE AGENT(S): Officer Rudy Perez #P-63
On Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at approximately 5:16 a.m. the Barstow Police Department Dispatch Center received a call of a subject hanging in a tree at the listed address. Officers from the Barstow Police Department and personnel from the Barstow Fire District responded to the scene and located the individual who was not breathing. The subject was confirmed as being deceased by fire personnel and the San Bernardino County Coroner’s Office was notified.
The incident appears to be a suicide, although the investigation is continuing by the Barstow Police Department and the San Bernardino County Coroner’s Office. The subject’s identity is not being released pending the Coroner’s notification of family.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact Officer Rudy Perez at (760) 256-2211. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can call WeTip at 1(800) 78-Crime.
Mike Hunter, Lieutenant
Barstow Police Department