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SBSD - Victor Valley Sheriff's Department
Friday February 1st, 2019 :: 06:33 p.m. PST


Investigators have ID'd the homicide victim as Michael Martin; Coroner needs assistance locating family of victim

**UPDATE** Victim Identified

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 7:22 p.m.

INCIDENT: Homicide Investigation

LOCATION: 11500 block of Eaby Road, Phelan

SUSPECT: Yvonne Cassady, 56 years old, resident of Phelan

VICTIM: Michael Martin, 54 years old, resident of Phelan

On Wednesday, January 31, 2019 at 7:22 p.m. deputies from the Victor Valley Station responded, along with medical aid, to a report of a subject with a stab wound. When deputies arrived lifesaving measures were being performed, however the victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives responded to conduct the investigation. Following the investigation, Detectives arrested the victim’s girlfriend, Yvonne Cassady.

Cassady was booked at West Valley Detention Center for Murder and is being held without bail. She is expected to be arraigned on February 4, 2019 in Victorville Superior Court.

Coroner Investigators have identified the victim as Michael Martin, however they have been unable to locate the next of kin. Anyone with information regarding Martin’s family is asked to contact the Coroner Division at (909)387-2978.

No additional information is being released at this time. Updates will be issued as new information becomes available.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is urged to contact the Specialized Investigations Division, Detective Josh Guerry at (909)387-3589. Callers can remain anonymous and contact WeTip at (800)78-CRIME or

Refer: Detective Josh Guerry or Sergeant Mike Walker

Station: Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail

Phone No. (909)387-3589

Case No. 071900352 H#2019-09

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Victor Valley Sheriff's Department
11613 Bartlett Ave
Adelanto, CA 92301

Emergency: 9-1-1

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