My son gets update texts from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Dept. and forwarded this info to me this afternoon. It sounds more like a murder/body dump than something happening at Dumont itself but it is disconcerting nonetheless.
INCIDENT: PC 187 - Homicide Investigation LOCATION: State Highway 127 near mile marker 31, near Dumont Dunes SUSPECT(S): Unknown at this time VICTIM(S): Ernest Ortega Huerta, 39 year old resident of Baker SUMMARY: On Thursday, March 19, 2015, at approximately 8:23 a.m., Caltrans workers grading the shoulder of State Highway 127 near mile marker 31 discovered a deceased male, later identified as Ernest Ortega Huerta, deceased in the open desert. Officers from the California Highway Patrol and deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Baker Station responded to the location. Investigators from the Sheriff's Homicide Detail were requested to the location and assumed the investigation. Ernest Ortega Huerta's death has been determined to be a homicide and the investigation is ongoing. Investigators are asking anyone with information on his whereabouts and activities prior to his death to contact the Sheriff's Homicide Detail Detective Mike Walker or Sergeant Jason Radeleff at (909) 387-3589. Anyone with information wishing to remain anonymous are encouraged to contact WeTip at (800) 78-CRIME (27463) or on their website at www.wetip.com. Refer: Sheriff's Public Affairs Division Station: Sheriff's Homicide Detail Phone No. (909) 387-3589 Case No. 081500383 JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department