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A Fire in the Mojave, Part 2

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The body that was left off Highway 62 on August 25th, set on fire and “burned beyond recognition” (according to one source), is now described as a “Hispanic female”. From the local newspaper:

San Bernardino County Sherrif's Dept. sketch.The victim was determined to be a Hispanic female who was 5 feet, 1 inch tall and weighed 145 pounds. She had dark, wavy hair and was wearing Wilson brand athletic pants, size medium, and a matching jacket. They were dark blue in color with a black drawstring and elastic waist. She also wore a black ribbed tank top and blue denim baseball hat. The victim was wearing stud-type gold earrings with a red stone.

Essentially a description of several thousand Hispanic women in Southern California. But there’s more: The deceased has what a Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman described as a “unique smile”; the top teeth have large gaps, but the bottom teeth appear ‘normal’. No fingerprints (yet) due to the hands being burned.

Without getting too graphic, seems like the setting on fire was an attempt to both destroy evidence and send a message. That the teeth were left intact is interesting.

Personal observation based on an early morning 55mph drive-past: A day or two after the crime scene had been cleared, there was a mass of private vehicles (and one Sheriff/Yucca Valley police car) near the location. In the group of people gathered appeared to be a shaven-headed man in an orange prison jumpsuit.

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Written by PappyBro

August 29, 2010 at 05:52

Posted in The Mojave

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