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Update: Six Bodies Found in Remote Desert Location Near Highway 395 in El Mirage

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El Mirage, Calif. ( – A sixth body has been discovered at the scene in El Mirage, where authorities had uncovered five deceased individuals late Tuesday night.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department issued its latest updates on the case at a 9 A.M. press conference hosted at the local Victor Valley sheriff’s station in the wake of the discovery.

The initial report of the incident came into the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office late in the evening on January 23, prompting deputies to respond to a desolate stretch of land off Highway 395.

During the course of the investigation, authorities have been tight-lipped about details but did confirm that six people have now been found dead in the area.

Sheriff’s Spokeswoman Mara Rodriguez highlighted the preliminary stage of the ongoing investigation during the press conference. She stated:

“All information is preliminary, as you could imagine the investigation is going to continue for several hours so this information is subject to change once the investigation is complete. At 8:16 P.M. last night, January 23, deputies were requested to respond to a remote area off of Highway 395 in El Mirage. This is a very remote desert area, and for that reason, CHP aviation division accompanied us to the call and were able to help us in locating the scene and the decedents. Upon arriving we located multiple decedents at the scene, and investigators with our Specialized Investigation Division responded to assume the investigation. As the investigation continued, early this morning a 6th decedent was located at the scene so we have a total of 6 at this point. We have not confirmed the sex or the age of any of the decedents at this point, so that information will come out as we continue the investigation as well as the cause and manner of death, so I’m not able to confirm that at this time. […] As soon as we have that information we’ll make sure to put that out to you, you can look for a press release to accompany this, it will most likely be later this evening or tomorrow sometime.”

Reporters sought to extract more details at the press conference, inquiring if the additional body was found away from the others, and who reported the incident.

In response, Rodriguez could not give further details and explained that the investigation is still in its early stages.

5 deceased subjects were located.

Another question asked was if the van, which appeared to have bullet holes in the window, and the bodies might have been there hours before deputies arrived. Rodriguez replied and said, “We don’t know at this point yet.”

5 deceased subjects were located.

She also empathized with the community’s shock:

“It’s going to be heartbreaking no matter what the situation is, what they discover out there as far as the circumstances surrounding it. Our investigators will continue to do their best to wrap this up quickly and get all the information possible to get all this information out there.”

No further details were immediately available.

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