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Woman found dead in homeless encampment in Adelanto

A person was found dead in a homeless encampment in Adelanto on Jan. 24, 2023 near a Carl’s Jr. The cause of death is under investigation at this time.

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homeless person found dead in a field in Adelanto
Deputies with the Adelanto Police Department conducted a death investigation Tuesday. (Hugo C. Valdez, VVNG)

ADELANTO, Calif. (VVNG.com) — A death investigation is underway after a woman was found dead at a homeless encampment in Adelanto Tuesday morning.

Sheriff’s dispatch received a call referencing CPR in progress in a field just north of the Carl’s Jr located near Highway 395 and Palmdale Road.

When emergency workers arrived on the scene, the person was declared deceased.

The Adelanto Police Department responded and interviewed several transients who reside in the area.

Authorities used sheriff’s crime tape to close off a small section of the desert, which was the focus of their investigation.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Mara Rodriguez said Homicide detectives would not be responding. No further details were immediately available for release at this time. Please check back for more details.

homeless person found dead in a field in Adelanto
(Hugo C. Valdez, VVNG.com)
homeless person found dead in a field in Adelanto
(Gabriel D. Espinoza, VVNG.com)

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