Arrest of Interest

October 16, 2017

On Friday, October 13, 2017, the Ontario Police Department arrested Dalen Ware for the murder of Julia Jacobson.

Ms. Jacobson was originally reported as a missing person on September 2, 2017, to the San Diego Police Department. Investigators from the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) conducted an extensive search for Ms. Jacobson, which eventually led them to the City of Ontario. After being briefed by SDPD, Detectives from the Ontario Police Department took over as lead agency in the investigation. Based on additional investigative actions, which included the forensic analysis of Ms. Jacobson’s car, detectives have reason to believe that Julia Jacobson was murdered.

Detectives from the San Diego Police Department and Detectives from the Ontario Police Department met with the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office to present their findings. Based on the investigation, an arrest warrant was issued for Dalen Larry Ware, Ms. Jacobson’s ex-husband.

Through a coordinated effort with the Phoenix Police Department and the FBI’s Arizona Violent Crimes Task Force unit, Ware was taken into custody at his home in Laveen, Arizona. Ware will be transferred to the San Bernardino County West Valley Detention Center within the week and will be booked for murder, PC 187(a), the unlawful killing of a human being with malice aforethought.

At this time, detectives have not found the remains of Ms. Jacobson or her dog, Boogie. Attached are recent photos of Ms. Jacobson and Boogie. She is described as Caucasian, 37 years old, 5’07, 150 lbs, blonde, with brown eyes. Boogie is a 42 pound, Wheaton Terrier.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call the Ontario Police Department at 909-986-6711, Detective Ruben Espinoza at 909-395-2894 or Detective Brant Devey at 909-395-2715. Information can also be reported anonymously by calling WE-TIP at (800) 78-CRIME or online at

Attached is the Arizona Driver’s License photograph of Dalen Larry Ware.

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