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Monday March 21st, 2022 :: 12:18 p.m. PDT


Homicide Cold Case Team Arrests Leticia Smith for the 2015 Homicide of Her Husband in their Victorville Home

DATE OF INCIDENT: May 12, 2015

INCIDENT: PC 187(a)(1) -Murder

LOCATION: 13000 block Brynwood Street, Victorville

SUSPECT: Leticia Smith, 40-years-old

VICTIM: Antoine Smith, Deceased, 35-years-old at time of death

SUMMARY: In May of 2015, Antoine Smith and Leticia Smith were married and lived together, with their 8- and 4-year-old daughters, in the 13000 block of Brynwood Street, in Victorville. On May 10, 2015, multiple reporting parties called the Sheriff’s Department after Antoine had not been heard from in several days. Friends and co-workers became increasingly concerned after they received text messages from Antoine’s cellphone number, which were not consistent with Antione’s messaging style. On May 11, 2015, a missing person report was filed with the Victorville Sheriff’s Station. 

On May 12, 2015, deputies continued the investigation, and a welfare check was conducted at Antoine’s residence. Antoine was found inside the residence, deceased from multiple gunshot wounds. Through the investigation, Leticia was identified as a suspect in Antoine’s murder. Investigators were unable to locate Leticia and had evidence she fled to Mexico with their children.  

In December 2021, investigators from the Sheriff’s Cold Case Homicide Team assumed the investigation. Investigators worked with Mexican authorities and located Smith living in Rosarita, Mexico. Investigators, with the assistance of the Department of Justice, had Smith arrested on an extraditable warrant for Antoine’s murder. Smith was arrested in Mexico without incident and the children were found to be safe. On March 4, 2022, the United States Marshals Service took custody of Smith from Mexican authorities, and she was transported to the United States where she was taken into custody by Sheriff’s investigators. Leticia is currently being held at the West Valley Detention Center on $2,000,000 bail for violation of Penal Code 187(a)(1). 

Refer: Detective Eric Ogaz or Sergeant Justin Giles

Station: Specialized Investigations Division - Homicide Detail

Phone No. (909) 387-3589

Case No.   DR# 171505525   H# 2015-41

SHANNON D. DICUS, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

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San Bernardino, CA 92408

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