DATE WIRED: Monday, November 10, 2014.
INCIDENT: Incident occurred on - Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 5:00 P.M.
LOCATIONS: 5100 block of Rio Hondo Cove, Fort Irwin.
SUSPECTS: Jonathan Hernandez, 25 year old resident of Fort Irwin.
VICTIM: Silas Torres, 4 year old resident of Fort Irwin.
On Saturday, October 5, 2013, at approximatley 5:00 P.M., medical
aid was called to a residence in the 5100 block of Rio Hondo Cove, Fort Irwin, reference
a 4 yeard old child unresponsive with CPR in progress. The child was identified as
Silas Torres who was transported to Weed Army Hospital at Fort Irwin and later to Loma
Linda University Medical Center in critical condition.
On Wednesday, October 9, 2013,
at approximatley 12:55 P.M., Torres was pronounced deceased. Due to the circumstances
surrounding Torres' death the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Homicide Detail
was requested to assist with the investigation.
Over the course of the last year, Invesigators from the Homicide Detail
worked with special agents from the Army's Criminal Investigation Command at Fort Irwin
and pathologists from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Coroner Division.
On Thursday, September 11, 2014, as a result of the investigation by all agencies,
Torres' death was determined to be a homicide by the Sheriff's Coroner Division.
The case was submitted to the District Attorney's Office and on
Thursday, November 6, 2014, a warrant was issued for Jonathan Hernandez' arrest for
the murder of Silas Torres. Hernandez is the step-father to the victim,
On Friday, November 7, 2014, detectives from the Homicide Detail and
special agents from the Criminal Investigation Command arrested Hernandez at Fort Irwin.
Hernandez was booked into the High Desert Detention Center later the same day.
Anyone with information related to the investigation is asked to contact
Detective Christina Kirby or Sergeant Jason Radeleff with the Sheriff's Homicide Detail
at (909) 387-3589. Persons wishing to remain anonymous are encouraged to call
WeTip at (800) 78-CRIME (27463) or via their website at www.wetip.com.
Refer: Detective Christina KirbyCredit: Report provided by the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department.
Station: Homicide Detail
Phone No. (909) 387-3589
Case No. H# 2013-90 / 081301408