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BPD dispels double-murder rumors

STAFF WRITER

BARSTOW • The Barstow Police Department dispelled rumors on Wednesday about the death of a Barstow resident that has left a mother in El Paso wanting to seek the truth.

Jo Little said she heard stories of a double-murder at the Desert Inn Motel the same night that her daughter died after being struck by a train on Nov. 23.

According to Little, she heard that Brandy Walker was one of the two victims who had her head “bashed in” and body left on the railroad tracks near Interstate 15 and First Street.

Little said Walker’s body was found with a key to room 191 for the Desert Inn Motel.

Lt. Mike Hunter confirmed there was not a double-murder in Barstow and said Walker was not left for dead on the train tracks.

“(Walker) was not just left on the tracks because she was seen by the train engineer before she was hit,” Hunter said. “There was not a double-murder that day, not anywhere in the city. Our investigation on the accident is still open and still pending. It looks like it will probably be accidental.”

When told about Hunter’s response, Little said she doesn’t believe that information and will seek answers through the Barstow City Clerk.

Anyone with information about the investigation is asked to call the Barstow Police Department at 760-256-2211. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call the WeTip Hotline at 800-782-7463.

Jose Quintero can be reached at 760-256-4122 or JQuintero@DesertDispatch.com.


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