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Death investigation underway after body found near Victorville hospital

VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) – Detectives from the Specialized Investigations Division are conducting a Death Investigation after a deceased person was found, officials said.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Jodi Miller told Victor Valley News the body was located this morning in the dirt field area.

Officials have focused their investigation in an area adjacent to the former helipad at Victor Valley Global Medical Center at the corner of Verde and 11th streets in Victorville.

Greg Myler with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Homicide Division said the body was discovered by two people who were out collecting recyclables.  “As of this time right now, it is a death investigation it appears to be suspicious in nature because of the location of the decedent.”

Myler said the body was found in the open desert field area and covered with some items. The Sheriff’s Homicide Detail is handling the investigation.

Anyone with information is urged to call sheriff’s dispatch at 760-241-2911.

(Photo by Marie Lopez)

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