The Fontana Police Department is asking for the public’s help in solving a murder which occurred in the southern tip of the city earlier this month.
On May 17 at about 1:04 a.m., Fontana P.D. officers were notified by Fontana deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department that their helicopter located a vehicle in the Jurupa Hills area of Alder Avenue, south of Jurupa Avenue.
Deputies found a man, later identified as Robert John Castaneda, deceased in a vehicle with a gunshot wound to the head.Â Castaneda was a 41-year-old Fontana resident.
The investigation, which was turned over to the Fontana P.D., is ongoing.
Police said that the preceding evening, May 16, at about 9 p.m. a GMC Envoy, white in color, was stuck in the same location at Jurupa and Alder. The driver of the GMC was assisted by another male who arrived in a burgandy or purple Ford F150 truck, and they were able to get the vehicle free and leave the area.