On Wednesday, August 14, at 6:42 a.m. deputies from the Apple Valley Station responded to a man down call in the area of Dale Evans Parkway, east of the I-15 freeway. Deputies found a black Toyota Avalon parked on the shoulder and a man inside the car who was deceased. Based on the evidence in the immediate area, deputies requested Detectives from the Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail to conduct the investigation.

Homicide Detectives identified the victim as John Barreras, 48, of Apple Valley. Detectives determined Barreras was the victim of a homicide and no additional information is being released at this time.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information, or anyone who witnessed the incident, is asked to contact Detective Oscar Godoy, Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail at (909)387-3589. Callers can remain anonymous and contact WeTip at 800-78CRIME or www.wetip.com.

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