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Yucca Valley Murder Investigation

80 year old man found dead Saturday

Yucca Valley, Calif - San Bernardino Sheriff's Detectives are investigating the mysterious death of 80 year old Mike Kovounian found dead in his home on Saturday.

The Sheriff's Department got the call around noon Saturday, that Kovounian was found dead in his home on the 59-000 block of Lisbon Drive in Yucca Valley.  The Sheriff's Department says it appears he died from apparent blunt force trauma.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, Specialized Investigations Division, Homicide Detail was requested and responded to the scene to conduct the investigation.  An autopsy will be conducted to determine the exact cause of death.  

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Homicide Detail, Detective Rob Trostle or Sergeant Rick Bessinger at (909)387-3589.  Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at

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