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SBSD - Headquarters
Tuesday June 27th, 2023 :: 01:08 p.m. PDT


UPDATE: Coroner Identifies Remains Located in the Mt. Baldy Wilderness Area on June 24, 2023

DATE/TIME: June 24, 2023 / 10:00 a.m.

INCIDENT: Human Remains Located

LOCATION: Mt. Baldy Wilderness Area

DECEASED PARTY: Julian Sands, 65-year-old resident of North Hollywood, CA

UPDATE- June 27, 2023: The identification process for the body located on Mt. Baldy on June 24, 2023, has been completed and was positively identified as 65-year-old Julian Sands of North Hollywood. The manner of death is still under investigation, pending further test results.

We would like to extend our gratitude to all the volunteers that worked tirelessly to locate Mr. Sands.

On Saturday, June 24, 2023, at about 10:00 a.m., civilian hikers contacted the Fontana Sheriff’s Station after they discovered human remains in the Mt. Baldy wilderness.  Fontana Station deputies, along with the Sheriff’s Department’s Emergency Operations Division, responded to the scene.  The decedent was transported to the Coroner’s Office, pending positive identification.  Identification should be completed next week at which time we will update this press release.  No further details are available at this time.   

Refer:   Detective B. Meelker

Station:  Fontana Sheriff’s Station

Incident No. DR032300120

Phone No.  909-356-6767

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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