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    CA - Barstow, HispFem UP6718, 14-19, severed head in backpack, Feb'10

    BARSTOW • A human head found off Lenwood Road is being investigated as a possible homicide, according to the Barstow Police Department.
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    Because of the condition of the remains, police haven’t determined the victim’s age or gender yet. Police officers were notified at about 2:55 p.m. Wednesday.

    The case is still under investigation. Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to call Detective Keith Libby at (760) 256-2211 or WeTip at 1 (800) 78-27463.

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    Is Barstow any where near where that wealthy guy crashed his plane??? Steve Fosset is who I am thinking of...
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    I was kind of thinking about Amber Dubois.
    ETA: I was thinking of her because it's not that Escondido and Barstow are by each other, but they are both accessed off the 15 and it is a straight shot from Escondido to Barstow and remote.
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    Quote Originally Posted by believe09 View Post
    Is Barstow any where near where that wealthy guy crashed his plane??? Steve Fosset is who I am thinking of...
    Barstow is the halfway point between Los Angeles and Las Vegas (with very little else but desert and a few gas-stops on either side) . It used to be a one-horse-town, mostly gas stations and fast-food joints, but it has become a fairly large community in recent years.

    That area is the other major dumping ground for Los Angeles murder victims (besides Angeles Crest).

    There was a recent thread on James Perryman's disappearance.

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    If the UID in Nevada is not him, he is also probably somewhere along the same route.

    Steve Fossett was found at Mammoth Lakes (up toward Yosemite), much further north. Amber Dubois disappeared further south, and there are much more convenient areas than the Barstow area to dump her body.
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    CA--Female Head found near Barstow

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,586336,00.html

    http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktl...,4789082.story
    It was found in a back pack wrapped in Fiesta food and Walgreens bags. I searched and there are approximately nine locations for Fiesta foods--all in the Los Angeles/Orange County area.

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    http://www.topix.com/forum/city/bars...N9AV112OG6SD81

    Interesting comment about Fiesta Foods in TX. I found a Fiesta Mart in TX, but not Fiesta Foods. They are in CA.

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    A little bit more info here:
    http://www.dailybulletin.com/ci_1441...ce=most_viewed

    She has brown hair.

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    There was a man found dismembered in Irving, TX in 2002. Some of his organs were found in a Fiesta Foods bag.http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/476umtx.html

    I doubt they're connected, but interesting none the less.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Julessleuther View Post
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,586336,00.html

    http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktl...,4789082.story
    It was found in a back pack wrapped in Fiesta food and Walgreens bags. I searched and there are approximately nine locations for Fiesta foods--all in the Los Angeles/Orange County area.
    Two of the Fiesta Foods locations are up in Central California (Fresno and Salinas), one is in Anaheim (Orange County) and the rest are in the same area (i.e., San Bernadino, Ontario, Fontana, Rialto, and Moreno Valley). This area surrounds the 15 and 215 freeways which lead directly towards Barstow. This is a very working-class low income area with a heavy hispanic population. Also, Fiesta Foods caters directly to the hispanic population, with meat counters that include cuts of meat bought primarily by hispanics (e.g., beef tongue, tripe, etc.), and brands (e.g., Bimbo bread) found primarily in Mexico and Central America.

    Based on that, I would guess that the victim (and/or the perp) is a Hispanic from the area along the border between San Bernadino and Los Angeles Counties (known locally as the "Inland Empire").
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    I bet this is a local job...everyone who lives in SoCal knows how desolate Barstow is, and excessible from the freeway. In other words, I dont think this is a... say...trucker headed west who dumped the body part. How absolutely horrific either way. I hope LE updates on this....


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    There's also a Fiesta Foods in Washington State. Don't know if it's part of the same chain, but it has a separate website: http://www.fiesta-foods.com/location.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by glitterghost View Post
    I bet this is a local job...everyone who lives in SoCal knows how desolate Barstow is, and excessible from the freeway. In other words, I dont think this is a... say...trucker headed west who dumped the body part. How absolutely horrific either way. I hope LE updates on this....
    I agree. The head was dumped on a side road on the western outskirts of Barstow. I can imagine the killer heading out into the desert thinking that he will keep going until it gets really desolate. And then realizing that he is approaching Barstow (i.e., a populated area with lots of cops who like to pull drivers over for traffic violations), he gets nervous and decides to pull off and dump the package before he gets into town.

    By the way, although it is desolate out there, the traffic is always heavy with Los Angeles area residents heading out to Las Vegas, so I can imagine the perp constantly thinking while he is driving that there are too many people around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carbuff View Post
    There's also a Fiesta Foods in Washington State. Don't know if it's part of the same chain, but it has a separate website: http://www.fiesta-foods.com/location.html
    They don't look like the same operation. Here is the link one in California.

    http://www.fiestamexicanamarket.com/...n/home_en.aspx

    They have different logos.

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    Womens Head found in Barstow

    Lenwood is a major stop for people going to Las Vegas as well as a major stop for Truck Drivers. There is also a very large shopping outlet located there...there are so many possibilities but I think the shopping bags are crucial evidence in this case. My guess would be that she is from the area of Barstow or neighboring city of Victorville.

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    Interesting to me is that the head was in a backpack. Why a backpack? Was someone actually carrying it around on their back? Possibly hitchhiking with it? Yikes? Also, then, if you're trying to get rid of it, would you bother leave it out in the open and not put in some dumpster somewhere, where it probably never would've been found? Interesting, but sick!

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