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SBSD - Headquarters
Friday June 28th, 2019 :: 01:01 p.m. PDT


Homicide Detectives are investigating the deaths of a mother and daughter in their Twentynine Palms home on June 9th

DATE/TIME: Sunday, June 9, 2019       10:23 pm

INCIDENT: Murder/Arson Investigation

LOCATION: 75600 block of Valle Vista Road, Twentynine Palms

SUSPECT: Unknown

VICTIMS: Linda Sayer, age 67, resident of Twentynine Palms
Sheila Sayer, age 48, resident of Twentynine Palms


On Sunday, June 9, 2019, at 10:23 p.m., deputies from the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station and firefighters from the San Bernardino County Fire Department responded to a residential fire in the 75600 block of Valle Vista Road in Twentynine Palms. Emergency fire personnel extinguished the fire and located two victims deceased inside the home.

Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives and Detectives from Bomb and Arson responded to the location to conduct the investigation. The autopsy confirmed the manner of death was homicide; however, investigators are not releasing details on how they were killed.

Updates will be provided as information becomes available.

The investigation is ongoing, and detectives are asking anyone with information related to this incident contact the Homicide Detail, Detective Tramayne Phillips 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 Tramayne Phillips or Sergeant Scott Thies

Station: Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail

Phone No. (909) 387-3589

Case No. 091900863 H#2019-48

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

SBSD - Headquarters
655 E 3rd St
San Bernardino, CA 92408

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