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Murder investigation started after body of 30-year-old male found



HINKLEY, Calif. ( — A murder investigation has been started following the discovery of the body of a 30-year-old Barstow man near a roadway in Hinkley.

Deputies from the Barstow Sheriff’s Department responded to the call on Wednesday, September 5th, at approximately 8:57 a.m., after a person located the body in the area of  Hwy 58 and Dixie Road.

“Deputies confirmed the victim was a deceased male.  Deputies requested the assistance of the Specialized Investigations Division-Homicide Detail,” officials said.

Investigators responded and assumed the investigation.  The victim was identified as Jaime Hernandez, 30, a transient of Barstow.

No suspects have been identified and the investigation is ongoing. Updates will be provided as additional information becomes available.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is urged to contact the Specialized Investigations Division-Homicide Detail, Detective Oscar Godoy at (909)387-3589. Callers can remain anonymous and contact WeTip at (800)78-CRIME or


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