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With the high cost of dying, Mama buried Daddy in the back yard

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shallowOn Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 1:19 p.m., Apple Valley deputies were called to a residence in the 16000 block of Navajo Rd. to do a welfare check on the 63 year old male resident. Deputies arrived and made contact with the man’s 59 year old wife. After a short interview, deputies determined that the man died several weeks ago and had been buried in the back yard of the family home. The distraught female said the man died at home and she did not have the resources to give him a proper burial.

Sheriff’s Homicide Investigators, along with Coroner Investigators responded to conduct an investigation.

Investigators checked the back yard of the home and located a male in a shallow grave. There was no sign of trauma to the body. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

The investigation is ongoing and no additional information is available at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Apple Valley Station, Detective Brian Roper at (760)240-7400. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.

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The Public Affairs Division consists of specialized units, Media Liaison, Community Liaison, Labor/Industrial Relations, Operation CleanSWEEP, Crime-Free Multi-Housing, Juvenile Intervention Program and Special Projects. The division serves as a departmental representative by fostering relationships between the organization and the communities. Division staff works closely with media sources, citizen groups, labor units, residents, schools, apartment managers, property owners and the faith community to facilitate the flow of information between the Sheriff's Department and the citizens they serve. The relationship provides a key point of contact for community policing initiatives and problem solving. By working cooperatively with members of the community, the division is committed to making San Bernardino County a safer place to live and work. . Some of the folks we need to recognize at the Public Affairs Office that help get the stories out are, "Arden Wiltshire" (awiltshire(at)sbcsd.org), "Cynthia, Beavers" (cbeavers(at)sbcsd.org), and "Jodi Miller" (jmiller(at)sbcsd.org) Locally we might get stories written by Corporal Rick Millard, Captain Don Miller and others.

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