San Bernardino County, CA–Authorities confirmed that a body found in a field near Home Depot Monday was identified as missing 14-year-old Genevieve Brinson of Victorville, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said.
On March 7, Sheriff’s Department dispatch received a call at 9:51 a.m. of a possibly deceased person in a field west of Home Depot located at 15655 Roy Rogers Drive in Victorville.
When deputies arrived, they located a dead female in an abandoned vehicle. A Sheriff’s deputy coroner obtained a fingerprint from the body and worked with Sheriff’s fingerprint examiners to determine the identification of the body. The female was positively identified as Brinson, according to the coroner.
Brinson had been reported missing on February 25. Despite a continued, extensive search utilizing multiple resources, detectives were unable to locate her. Through investigation, it was determined she had been living in the vehicle with a friend.
The manner and cause of death will be determined by the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner’s Division.
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or they may leave the information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.