San Diego County Sheriff’s Department

9621 Ridgehaven Court • San Diego, CA 92123

Cold Case Homicide

Samuel Ray Brooks

Victim:Samuel “Sammy” Ray Brooks

Crime Date:September 26, 1992

Location:Hwy 78 between Borrego Springs Rd. and Yaqui Pass


Synopsis: San Diego County Crime Stoppers and the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Detail continue to look for leads in the 1992 unsolved murder of 39-year-old Samuel “Sammy” Ray Brooks.

On September 26, 1992, a tourist reported finding a body near the road on Highway 78 in Borrego Springs. Deputies responded and were told the body was near a turnout between Borrego Springs Road and Yaqui Pass. When deputies arrived at the location they found the victim, Samuel “Sammy” Brooks, deceased. Sammy was last known to be a transient living in Oceanside. Cause of death was due to blunt force trauma injuries.

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