BODY FOUND IN YUCCA VALLEY, DEATH CALLED “SUSPICIOUS” BY SHERIFF INVESTIGATORS

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating after the body of a woman was found this morning in Yucca Valley. Sheriff’s Sergeant Derek Garvin told z107.7 news at the scene that a Medical Aid call was made to the County Fire Department at about 10:00 am Thursday morning. Arriving medical personal discovered the body against a fence in a vacant lot between State Route 62 and Hopi Trail, just East of Hopi Trail. Garvin said while there is no apparent trauma to the body the death is deemed suspicious and the Sheriff’s Homicide Division was notified. Santa Fe Trail and adjoining roads are closed while the investigation is being conducted. Garvin said because of the location of the body, he expects to area to be closed off to traffic for most of the day and night.

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