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Search for body of Duke Flores at Victorville landfill resumes

VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( – For the second day in a row, officials are back at the Victorville landfill searching for the body of 6-year-old Duke Flores.

Sheriff’s officials said Homicide Detectives, 19 Sheriff’s Department volunteers, 2 search dogs, 15 additional Sheriff’s Department employees, and personnel from the landfill will continue to sift through the material in hopes of finding Duke.

According to a sheriff’s news release, the area being searched is approximately 70 feet x 70 feet x 10 feet in depth, approximately 600 tons of material.

Duke’s mother, Jackee Contreras, 29, and his aunt (Jackee’s twin sister) Jennifer Contreras, both residents of Apple Valley are scheduled for arraignment in a Victorville courtroom Tuesday morning.

The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office filed 1 count of PC 187(a); Murder, each against Jackee Contreras and Jennifer Contreras.  

“Nobody should have to dig thru trash to find a body of a child or adult. I pray that God gives you all the strength and keeps his arms around you all if you find Duke ‘s body there. I know his soul has returned to God. Thank you all for doing this. Still keeping hope he’s alive somewhere and still keeping the light on for Duke in Hesperia,” stated Victor Valley News Group member Debora Coffey.

Additional information will be released as soon as it becomes available.

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