A man is in custody after authorities said he beat a woman to death before leaving her daughter at a gas station in a remote area of San Bernardino County last week.
MPs were called to a Shell gas station on Cima Road – east of Barstow in the Mojave Desert near the Nevada border – after a 12-year-old girl entered the station and asked for help around 11:45pm on Friday San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
The girl told authorities her father, 37-year-old Highland native Jesus Jaimes-Rosas, beat her mother and left her at the side of the road, MPs said Tuesday.
Investigators determined that Jaimes-Rosas dropped the girl off at the gas station before fleeing.
Around 1:20 a.m. Saturday, police officers found the man’s vehicle abandoned on a dirt road.
A sheriff’s department dog found “Jaimes-Rosas with self-inflicted injuries,” deputies said. What type of injuries they were or what exactly caused them has not been disclosed.
He was taken to a hospital and later released, MPs said.
Investigators found 31-year-old Sonia Flores, the girl’s mother, dead at 11:43 a.m., MPs said. Authorities did not say where the mother’s body was found.
Jaimes-Rosas was arrested and charged with murder, authorities said. He is being held without bail at the High Desert Detention Center.
No further information about the case was released.
Anyone with information is asked to call the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Homicide at (909) 890-4908. Anonymous tips can be submitted via the We Tip hotline 1-800-782-7463 or www.wetip.com.
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-11-29/girl-abandoned-mojave-desert-gas-station-father-allegedly-killed-mother Girl is left at desert gas station after mother is beaten to death; father arrested