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Police seek help in mysterious death of man left in desert off Interstate 40

January 6, 2011 |  7:51 am

San Bernardino County sheriff's officials are asking for the public's help with details surrounding the mysterious 2009 death of a Murrieta man who was last seen in Glendale.

Campers found 55-year-old Robert Samuel's badly decomposed body on Nov. 13, 2009, in a desert area along Interstate 40 near Needles, sheriff's spokeswoman Cynthia Bachman said. He was never reported missing by friends, relatives or his ex-girlfriend, Bachman said.

Sheriff's detectives have been investigating his disappearance and death for more than a year but have come up empty, Bachman said. Samuel was last seen in July 2009 when his ex-girlfriend dropped him off near a Barnes & Noble bookstore in Glendale, she said. Samuel reportedly had family in Glendale.

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-- Veronica Rocha, Times Community News

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