Arrests made in slaying of 6 people near El Mirage in San Bernardino County desert

Arrests have been made in the Jan. 23 slayings of six people in a remote area of the San Bernardino County desert, the Sheriff’s Department said on Monday, Jan. 29.

No other information was immediately made available.

The Sheriff’s Department has scheduled a news conference for 5 p.m. to provide details.

Criminologist doubts cartels are responsible for slaying of 6 in San Bernardino County desert

The crime scene was about a mile north of Shadow Mountain Road and west of Highway 395 near the community of El Mirage. It is about 45 minutes north of Victorville.

On Jan. 23, at about 8:15 p.m., deputies responded to what they called a wellness check and found five bodies near two vans; one had bullet holes in it. There also was a fire.

A sixth body was found the next morning.

The identities of the dead, as well as the causes of death, had not been announced.

This story is developing. Please check back for updates.

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