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    CA - Baker - Female (UP 7384), 25-65, Burned Body @ Zzyzx Road Near I-15, July'10

    MOJAVE DESERT
    Human remains discovered off 15 Freeway
    Human remains were found Saturday in the Mojave Desert, according to the San Bernardino County coroner's office.
    The bones were discovered west of the 15 Freeway near Zzyzx Road.
    The coroner will examine the remains to determine the identity and cause of death.
    Anyone with information can contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff
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    That's the infamous Zzyzx road to nowhere.

    I am sure that there are plenty more sets of bones out there.
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    Here is a Google map showing Zzyzx road.

    http://maps.google.com/maps?q=zzyzx+...84836&t=h&z=11

    As you can see, it is an extremely desolate area, and is an ideal place to exit the main highway unnoticed. It is even more so than the other nearby offramps because it is surrounded by hills that block the view of the road from highway 15, so a car exiting from the main highway is hidden from view shortly after exiting.

    With other offramps in the area (e.g., Basin Rd and Cima Road), it's fairly flat (with mountains in the distance) and from the main highway, you can see miles of road heading out into the desert. Hwy 15 Northeast of Zzyzx road is where the long descent into Nevada begins. The unique name also makes it the first place to come to mind when someone is thinking of places to go to dump a body.

    One can't help but think when driving Hwy 15 and seeing the sign for the Zzyzx road offramp, that there must be a lot of bodies out there.

    I have mentioned on another thread that every time that I drive by the Zzyzx Rd offramp, I think that it would be a great place to take a cadaver dog for a walk .



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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlK90245 View Post
    Here is a Google map showing Zzyzx road.

    http://maps.google.com/maps?q=zzyzx+...84836&t=h&z=11

    As you can see, it is an extremely desolate area, and is an ideal place to exit the main highway unnoticed. It is even more so than the other nearby offramps because it is surrounded by hills that block the view of the road from highway 15, so a car exiting from the main highway is hidden from view shortly after exiting.

    With other offramps in the area (e.g., Basin Rd and Cima Road), it's fairly flat (with mountains in the distance) and from the main highway, you can see miles of road heading out into the desert. Hwy 15 Northeast of Zzyzx road is where the long descent into Nevada begins. The unique name also makes it the first place to come to mind when someone is thinking of places to go to dump a body.

    One can't help but think when driving Hwy 15 and seeing the sign for the Zzyzx road offramp, that there must be a lot of bodies out there.

    I have mentioned on another thread that every time that I drive by the Zzyzx Rd offramp, I think that it would be a great place to take a cadaver dog for a walk .
    I agree CarlK. I think about this every time I travel between Vegas and SoCal. And between Vegas and Utah. Same desolation in both directions and plenty of places to carry out an evil deed.


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    Steven Koecher is missing from Las Vegas,and there is always the possibility it could be him, so if anyone comes across any updates on this could you post. Thanks


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    Quote Originally Posted by RubyRed View Post
    Steven Koecher is missing from Las Vegas,and there is always the possibility it could be him, so if anyone comes across any updates on this could you post. Thanks
    Another thing that I noticed but did not mention was that the remains were found west of the 15 freeway near Zzyzx road. That would be more suggestive of a perp coming from the southwest-bound side of the 15 (i.e., from Nevada). Anyone coming from Southern California probably (although not definitely) would have exited into the area East of the 15.


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    Hm, good thought, Carl.

    Do they actually find a lot of bodies in this spot? Or does it just look like a good place?'
    Opinions expressed are strictly my own (who else would they belong to???)


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    I recall reading about a couple of instances over the years, but I wouldn't be able to point to any specific cases. It does stick in the mind though because of the strange name.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlK90245 View Post
    I recall reading about a couple of instances over the years, but I wouldn't be able to point to any specific cases. It does stick in the mind though because of the strange name.
    Yes, exactly I've only seen the one case, with the girl's head, and remembered it.

    I suppose that would also make it an easy landmark for somebody from a big city to spot in the middle of the night. No mistaking the exit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlK90245 View Post
    Another thing that I noticed but did not mention was that the remains were found west of the 15 freeway near Zzyzx road. That would be more suggestive of a perp coming from the southwest-bound side of the 15 (i.e., from Nevada). Anyone coming from Southern California probably (although not definitely) would have exited into the area East of the 15.
    Not necessarily, if there is a bridge over the freeway there.

    Just checked google maps, and there IS a bridge. So people may head either east or west from either direction of I-15.


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    I put Zzyzx Road, Baker, California on a map.
    For reference purposes I put Henderson, Nevada because that is where Steven Koecher
    went missing from.

    On one side of the I-15 is Arrowhead Trail
    the other side is Zzyzx

    http://maps.google.ca/maps?f=d&sourc...e=UTF8&t=h&z=9
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    Never wanted to mention this before, but I've often considered that SK's body could have been transported somewhere along the path to LA.


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    who is SK?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Essbee View Post
    who is SK?
    Steven Koecher
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...er_steven.html


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    NamUs profile, which specifies these are female remains and dental bridging material was found with them. The bones were charred.

    https://identifyus.org/cases/full_report/7384


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