Bear City Resident Found Dead
Thursday morning, March 26, 2020, San Bernardino County Sheriff
Deputies of the Big Bear Station, responded to a call of a deceased body near
the roadway, in Big Bear City, at State Route 38/North Shore Drive and Greenway
Road. California Highway Patrol responded
to control and reroute traffic.
The Big Bear Deputies followed normal incident and
customary protocol and contacted the San Bernardino County Sheriff Coroner. The
Deputies determined the circumstances of the woman’s death were unknown. The
Coroner will conduct a cause of death investigation and release the information
as it becomes available.
At 3:50 P.M. Friday afternoon the Coroner’s Investigation
Report was released,
‘The deceased subject found in the roadway yesterday morning
has been identified as 90-year-old Magda Hefty, a resident of Big Bear City.
Detectives found nothing suspicious about Magda's death and there were no signs
of foul play. Evidence located at the scene where her body was found indicates
that Magda's death was the result of an accidental fall while she was taking a
The local Sheriff Department is located in Big Bear Lake.