TWENTYNINE PALMS — - The deaths of two Twentynine Palms women whose bodies were found in the ashes of a house fire in the 75600 block of Valle Vista Road June 9 are being called homicides.
Linda Sayer, 67, and Sheila Sayer, 46, were found deceased inside the home by emergency fire personnel.
Deputies from the Morongo Basin sheriff’s station and firefighters from the San Bernardino County Fire Department responded to the residential structure fire at about 10:23 p.m.
Sheriff’s homicide detectives and detectives from bomb and arson responded to the location to conduct the investigation. The autopsy confirmed the manner of death was homicide; however, investigators are not releasing details on how they were killed.
Battalion Chief Mike McClintock said county firefighters responded to a call at a single-family, single-story house in the unincorporated area of Twentynine Palms. The investigation is ongoing, and detectives are asking anyone with information related to this incident to contact the Homicide Detail, detective Tramayne Phillips at (909) 387-3589 or Sheriff’s dispatch at (909) 387-8313.