INCIDENT: Homicide Investigation
LOCATION: 7000 block of Nablee Road, Wonder Valley
SUSPECT(S): Daniella Hess Prieto, 40-year-old Resident of Wonder Valley
VICTIM(S): 56-year-old Male Resident of Wonder Valley (Name withheld pending next of kin notification)
SUMMARY: On Sunday, August 7, 2022, at approximately 8:36 a.m., deputies with the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station responded to the 7000 block of Nablee Road, after a family member was unable to reach Daniella Hess Prieto by phone and requested a welfare check. When deputies arrived, they discovered a male lying in the road, suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. Hess Prieto was not at the location.
Investigators with the Sheriff’s Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail responded and assumed the investigation. It was determined Hess Prieto was the suspect in the shooting death and a warrant for her arrest was issued.
On August 9, 2022, officers with the Chula Vista Police Department located Hess Prieto at a motel in Chula Vista. Hess Prieto was taken into custody without incident. Hess Prieto was transported back to San Bernardino County and booked into jail for PC 187-Murder.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Cory Drost, Specialized Investigations Division at (909) 890-4904. Callers can remain anonymous and contact We-Tip at 800-78CRIME or www.wetip.com.
Refer: Detective Cory Drost
Station: Specialized Investigations Division
Phone No. (909) 890-4904
Case No. DR#092201300 H#2022-099
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