This is an updated version of story posted Sunday evening.
January 6, 2008 - 1:22PM

HELENDALE - Two teenagers were found dead with gunshot wounds, the apparent victims of a double homicide, officials said Sunday.

Christopher Cody Thompson, 18, from Apple Valley and Bodhisattva Sherzer-Potter, 16, from Helendale, are believed to have been at a party at an abandoned military installation about a mile and a half off Highway 58, said Arden Wiltshire, spokeswoman for the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.

Around 4 a.m. Saturday the party broke up, and one witness said that was the last time he saw the victims, Wiltshire said.

Later that day the same boy received a call from one of the victim's parents saying that the teen never returned home. The friend then went back to the location, where he discovered the bodies of his friends, officials said.

"It sounds like - I don't know how frequently - but that they do have parties or gatherings out there," Wiltshire said. "It is a large abandoned bunker, it sounds almost like a big airplane hangar from the way it was described."

Homicide detectives were called to the location and have been investigating for nearly 24 hours, and are asking for the public's assistance in locating suspects.

Investigators ask if anyone has any information about this crime to contact either Detective Rob Alexander or Sergeant Frank Montanez at (909) 387-3589.

Callers can also contact the WeTip Hotline at (800) 78-CRIME or leave information on the WeTip Web site at

Check back for more information as it becomes available.