Big 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 walk.

The local Sheriff Department is located in Big Bear Lake.