Death Investigation

April 12, 2019

Officers responded to a medical assist at 204 N. Vineyard Avenue (Folk Inn). The call initially came into police dispatch from the hotel staff that found an adult male unresponsive.

The Ontario Fire Department arrived on scene, and pronounced the man deceased. The San Bernardino County Coroner’s office was notified. During the initial examination by the coroner’s investigator, detectives could see no visible signs of injury that might have caused his death. Detectives will have to wait for the Coroner’s autopsy examination in order to establish a cause of death.

The deceased was identified as 52 year old, Michael Herman Spence from West Covina.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call the Ontario Police Department at 909-986-6711, or Detective Jeff Wright at (909) 408-1878.

Information can also be reported anonymously by calling WE-TIP at (800) 78-CRIME or online at

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