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Homicide Investigation After Body Discovered in Field

( A death investigation is underway after a person walking in an open desert area of the Victor Valley discovered a deceased male.

[googlemap src=”” align=”alignright” ]According to a press release, on Thursday, September 11, 2014, at approximately 5:52 p.m., a deceased victim, later identified as 53-year-old Francisco Acuna, was located in the open desert area northwest of Baldy Mesa Road and La Mesa Road by a resident walking through the area.

Deputies from the Victor Valley Sheriff’s station were called to the location by the resident. Due to the unknown circumstances surrounding the death, detectives from the Sheriff’s Homicide Detail responded to the location and assumed the investigation. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

Anyone with information related to the investigation is asked to contact Detective Mike Walker or Sergeant Jason Radeleff with the Sheriff’s Homicide Detail at (909) 387-3589. Persons wishing to remains anonymous are encouraged to contact We-Tip at 1-800-78-CRIME or

(source: SBSD Headquarters)

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