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SBSD - Headquarters
Monday September 16th, 2019 :: 03:43 p.m. PDT


Sheriff's detectives investigate homicide in the Mt. Baldy area.

DATE/TIME: September 14, 2019 / 7:43 a.m.
INCIDENT: PC 187 - Murder
LOCATION: Mount Baldy Road near Bear Canyon Road
SUSPECT(S): Unknown
VICTIM(S): Frank Vargas, 40-year-old male, resident of Chino, CA
SUMMARY: On Saturday, September 14, 2019, at 7:43 a.m., San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call of a possible body lying off the roadway in the Mount Baldy area.  Emergency personnel from the fire department and deputies from the Fontana Sheriff's Station responded.  They found the victim, Frank Vargas deceased.  Vargas’s body was located down an embankment from a vehicle turnout on Mount Baldy Road, approximately 1 mile north of Ice House Canyon Road.  Based on obvious signs of trauma to Vargas’s body and physical evidence at the scene, deputies contacted homicide detectives.
Detectives are seeking the public’s help.  Anyone who knows anything about this crime, or who may have been in the area and witnessed something is asked to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department – Homicide Division, at (909)-387-3589.  Callers wishing to remain anonymous and can contact We-Tip at 800-78-CRIME or
Refer:             Det. M. Kunzman or Sgt. A. Gibilterra
Station:          Specialized Investigations Division - Homicide
Phone No.      (909)-387-3589                 
Case No.        DR# 031902445 / H# 2019-090
JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

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