SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, Calif. (TCD) -- A homicide investigation is underway after the body of a 62-year-old man was found in the California desert last week.
According to a news release from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office, a motorist on Sheep Creek Road in El Mirage, California, witnessed three people carrying a body on Friday, June 3. The men allegedly placed the body, later identified as Renming Chen, on the side of the road near the open desert. The witness reportedly pulled over and called 911, and the three suspects fled the scene.
Victor Valley Sheriff’s deputies and emergency personnel responded to the scene and tried to perform lifesaving measures, but Chen was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Upon further investigation, the Sheriff’s Office says Chen had suffered a gunshot wound.
According to KTLA-TV, authorities are searching for the three suspects and have asked for the public’s help for any information leading to their arrest.