Monday, January 4, 2010

Tragic End to Missing Person Case

Julius Tinley Jr. was reported missing to Arcadia Police over the New Years holiday by his family. Mr. Tinley was 81 years old and was last seen on New Years Eve. Shortly after midnight this morning, a California Highway Patrol Officer located Mr. Tinley's vehicle parked in a turnout on Highway 18, about 10 miles south of Big Bear. The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department arrived thereafter, assisted in the investigation and contacted the Arcadia Police Department who dispatched an Officer and Detectives to the scene. Members of the SBSD Search and Rescue Unit discovered the victim, deceased, over 300 feet down the snow and ice covered slope from the turnout. SBSD helicopters assisted in recovering the victim. Foul play is not suspected and it appears that this was a tragic accident. The final cause of death will be determined by the Coroner's Division of SBSD. The victim's family said that Mr. Tinley loved the outdoors and visited the mountains often.

Thank you to the members of the San Bernardino Sheriff's Department, both sworn and volunteer, that assisted in this investigation. Mr. Tinley is pictured above along with members of the SBSD.

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