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Body discovered in Adelanto desert prompts death investigation

ADELANTO, Calif. ( — A death investigation is underway after a man’s body was discovered in a dirt field Sunday afternoon.

According to Sergeant C. Kirby of the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station, the body was found by a passer-by who stopped to check on the male and immediately called 911 after confirming the victim was deceased.

Deputies from the Victor Valley Sheriff’s station responded to the 11800 block of Air Expressway and located the deceased man’s body lying in between brush approximately 100-200 feet from the busy roadway between Highway 395 and Pearmain, across the street from the Adelanto School District offices.

Deputies have taped-off the scene and the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Homicide division were requested to respond and conduct the investigation, officials said.

Details surrounding the man’s death aren’t yet known.

The story is developing and information will be updated as it becomes available.

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