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Saturday April 27th, 2019 :: 10:14 a.m. PDT


Detectives arrest Jakee Raquel Contreras (mother) and Jennifer Rachel Contreras (aunt) for the murder of Duke Flores

DATE/TIME: Friday, April 26, 2019/10:06 am

INCIDENT: Murder Investigation 

LOCATION: 22000 block of Cherokee Avenue, Apple Valley 

SUSPECTS: Jakee Raquel Contreras, age 29; Jennifer Rachel Contreras, age 29 both residents of Apple Valley 

VICTIM: Duke Flores, age 6 a resident of Apple Valley 

On Thursday, April 25th, at approximately 10:06 pm, deputies from the Apple Valley Police Department responded to a residence in the 22000 block of Cherokee Avenue following the request for a welfare check from a family member on the victim, Duke Flores. Upon arrival, deputies were told by the suspect, Jakee Contreras that Duke had not been seen for approximately two weeks. Deputies immediately began a search of the area. Jakee Contreras was arrested, transported and booked into the High Desert Detention Center for Child Neglect for her delay in reporting him missing. Jakee Contreras was later transferred to the West Valley Detention Center.

On Friday, April 26th, detectives from the Specialized Investigations Division, Homicide Detail responded to the scene to conduct the investigation. The search continued for Duke and K9 units were requested and responded to the location. Detectives gathered evidence and conducted multiple interviews throughout the day with family members. On Saturday, April 27th, Homicide Detectives interviewed Jakee Contreras and at the conclusion of her interview she was booked for PC 187 Murder and is being held without bail.

On Saturday, April 27th, detectives arrested Jennifer Contreras (Duke's aunt), transported and booked her into the High Desert Detention Center for PC 187 Murder where she is being held without bail. 

The investigation is ongoing and detectives are continuing the search for Duke Flores. 

Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this investigation to contact the Specialized Investigations Division, Detective Narcie Sousa at (909) 387-3589 or Sheriff’s dispatch at (909) 387-8313. Callers can remain anonymous and contact We-Tip at (800)78-CRIME or 

Refer: Detective Narcie Sousa or Sergeant AJ Gibilterra 
Station: Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail
Phone No. (909) 387-3589
Case No. 181901918 H#2019-035

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

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San Bernardino, CA 92408

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