Police seek help in mysterious death of man left in desert off Interstate 40
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.
-- Veronica Rocha, Times Community News