El Mirage, California – Six bodies, each with gunshot wounds, were discovered in a remote desert community, according to authorities. San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department deputies received a call for a welfare check in the small community of El Mirage around 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, leading to the grim find. The victims were found at a dirt crossroads in the Mojave Desert, near Highway 395.
Initially, officials reported five victims, but during the investigation, a sixth body was uncovered at the scene, shared San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson Mara Rodriguez during a morning press conference. The circumstances surrounding the deaths and the identities of the victims have not been released. Rodriguez also mentioned that the sex and age of the deceased have not yet been confirmed.
The scene revealed multiple bloodied bodies laid out on the ground, marked with evidence markers for investigators. Some of the bodies appeared to have burn injuries.
No arrests have been made in connection to the deaths, and it remains uncertain whether the victims were shot at the location or if their bodies were later left there.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department has been contacted for further information.