Homicide reported in Inyo

by Carma Roper, Inyo County Sheriff Public Information Officer

ICSOAt approximately 9:00PM Tuesday night Inyo County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a non-responsive (possibly deceased) male on Winuba Lane in Bishop.

Sheriff’s deputies and Symons ambulance were dispatched to the scene; the victim was transported to Northern Inyo Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  The victim has been identified as 45 year-old Daniel Barlow of Bishop, CA.

An autopsy will be scheduled to determine the cause of death.  Shortly after 1:00AM Wednesday morning, Sheriff’s deputies contacted Harlan Dewey, a 40 year-old Bishop resident; Dewey was placed under arrest for suspicion of homicide.

Dewey is being held at the Inyo County Jail; bail has been set at $1,000,000.
The Sheriff’s Department is asking that if anyone has information pertaining to this investigation to please call 760-878-0383.


19 Responses to Homicide reported in Inyo

  1. Tim December 17, 2011 at 11:01 am #

    Can you remove the word “suspicion” from what Mr Dewey was arrested for? If he was arrested the police have probable cause, which is well beyond suspicion. There is no “suspicion” in the penal code.

    • B. PARSONS December 19, 2011 at 9:32 am #


      • Fair December 19, 2011 at 4:49 pm #

        Were you there?

    • B. PARSONS December 19, 2011 at 9:40 am #


  2. sierragrl December 17, 2011 at 12:30 pm #

    hey tim, I think you’re confused with being charged with a crime….he will ultimately be charged with homicide, not suspicion of…but for now, he was arrested for suspicion of homicide and the news should be careful what they print about someone.

  3. Wayne Deja December 17, 2011 at 1:42 pm #

    From what I have heard of this one,sounds like a really brutal attack…….but will wait untill all comes out before saying anything more.

  4. me.... December 18, 2011 at 5:48 am #

    right…..if it was a suspicion he wouldnt be in jail on a one million dollar bail.

    • Borders/language/Culture December 18, 2011 at 10:31 pm #

      Yes he would, the district attornys in inyo county are the closest thing to nazis i have seen in california.
      No other county in california has the per capita conviction rate of inyo.
      This county is overdue for a federal investigation.
      biginning with the harvey whitewash.

  5. JJ December 18, 2011 at 12:00 pm #

    Tim- how do you know a thing about this? Maybe it was self defense.

  6. Wayne Deja December 18, 2011 at 8:09 pm #

    When this all comes out,from what I have heard,it will be a manslaughter charge…at the most…..

    • Catch22 December 20, 2011 at 11:25 am #

      Mr. Deja-
      Are you the local gossip? Why do you feel it necessary to using this site to promote rumors and speculation? I think I am “speaking” for others as well when I state that you provide very little useful input on this site on this and other various topics.

      • Eamon December 21, 2011 at 8:45 am #

        @Catch22- Yeah, Mr. Deja is the local town gossip

  7. skier December 19, 2011 at 11:50 am #

    Tried and convicted by law enforcement, cops playing Judge, jury, and Executioner? What about innocent until proven guilty? I guess that would save the state and county a lot of money, we don’t need courts, lawyers, DA’s or Judges because we have Inyo County Sheriffs! Or is Brian P a Bishop P.D.?

    • STEVEN December 22, 2011 at 7:52 am #

      In this Country, you are GUILTHY until proven innocent! Why else do they put people in jail to await trial? Surely this Country would not put innocent people in jail to await trial to see if they are guilty? It is what it is. A lie! You are indeed guilty until proven innocent in the American justice system and dont let them tell you otherwise!

  8. Bob December 19, 2011 at 6:46 pm #

    I’d like to weigh in on this “suspicion” debate. In the United States of America, you are suspected of committing a crime until you go to trial, at which point you did, or did not commit said crime. A media outlet can’t go mucking about calling people guilty until they are convicted. Criminy, get a Civics book!

    • Benett Kessler December 20, 2011 at 10:12 pm #

      To all those who have commented on suspicion. Someone can be arrested on suspicion of a crime. That does not mean they are guilty.
      See Bishop Police Chief Carter’s release on a fraud suspect.
      Benett Kessler

  9. jspoon December 20, 2011 at 3:06 pm #

    Don’t worry “Put-Em-Away-Maillet” will do his job…

  10. Eamon December 21, 2011 at 8:46 am #

    All the comments on this story are superfluous, I feel bad for Mr. Barlow’s family, especially at this time of the year.

  11. Y.chaparro December 23, 2011 at 5:35 pm #

    Thank you Eamon for reminding us what this really should be about. Someone died, and you would think in this small community we would see more comments about that. Nobody deserves to die that way. And say what you want about the justice system but don’t forget that there is are 2 families out there with an empty chair at the dinner table this christmas. Yes the justice system is flawed but it is the only system we have. My deepest sympaties go out to the Barlow family I am so sorry for your loss. To the Dewey family you also have my sympathies, it must be difficult to see your family member tried in the court of public opinon.Danny may you rest in peace.


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