Body in Haiwee Reservoir identified as Inyo-Kern man

ICSOby Carma Roper, Inyo County Sheriff Public Information Officer

On May 17th Department of Water and Power notified the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office that a possible deceased person was spotted in the Haiwee Reservoir.

Sheriff’s Deputies and Investigators, as well as Olancha Volunteer Fire Department and Inyo County Coroner, responded to the location and were able to locate the victim.

An autopsy was conducted and determined that the victim was Alan Carter Brown a 42 year old man from Inyo Kern, California.  The cause of death is still pending.

Sheriff’s Department determined that Brown was the same subject that officers pursued on the evening of May 10th.  Brown’s vehicle became disabled when it hit a guard-rail in his attempt to evade officers, after which he took off on foot.  Brown was last seen running east-bound from Highway 395 on the aqueduct road.

The investigation is on-going.


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10 Responses to Body in Haiwee Reservoir identified as Inyo-Kern man

  1. Big Rick O'Brien May 22, 2012 at 7:36 pm #

    Will wonders never cease… you were right, Wayne. Good call.

  2. Wayne Deja May 23, 2012 at 11:38 am #

    Big Rick…Was listening to it all unfold on the scanner…Guy got the car stuck,got out of the car,and took off running along the aquaduct….the officer chasing him did not pursue for too long,not knowing if he was armed or not…I guess because of a previous history of something he had going on…backup was called in….and seems he just dissapeared.

  3. pampodd May 23, 2012 at 10:15 pm #

    I bet I can guess what happened,guy took off running along aqueduct the officer chasing him was able to catch up with with him do to guy getting hurt when car got stuck. officer hits guy with his weapon realize he shouldnt of and officer throws guy in aqueduct. thats why it says officer didnt pursue to long. They didnt even know who they were pursuing to even know the guys past history.. thats why when back up was called in he was nowhere to be found.. cause we know he didnt just jump in himself and even if he did what is it 4 feet deep.. I hope this gets looked into better

    • Wayne Deja May 25, 2012 at 1:29 pm #

      pampodd…Give me a break….I think you’ve been watching too much Nancy Grace…Also,if you happen to fall in the aquaduct,good chance you ain’t getting out alive….swift current,cold water,high banks,and deeper than 4 feet.

  4. Pampodd May 25, 2012 at 7:50 pm #

    Then why would he jump in if that’s the case??? There was nowhere to run to.. Why wasn’t the helicoptor get called.. They just stop pursuit.. Yeah right

  5. Wayne Deja May 25, 2012 at 9:38 pm #

    Pampodd….Living in a little town like Lone Pine you find things out real easy talking to certain people……Take my word on this one..the guy wasn’t beat up and thrown in the aquaduct by any Law Enforcement officer.It would have taken hours to get a chopper involved in this thing.And seems the pursuit was called off because they knew who the guy was and where to eventually find him,instead of chasing after him in the dark on foot.There is more I,or anyone else listening to a scanner that night could tell about,and from what is known,but I ain’t gonna to go into it here… assured,he wasn’t murdered by Law Enforcement.

  6. ynotu23 May 31, 2012 at 3:22 am #

    Wayne? You heard the scanner that night start to finish? I’d like to know what the events of that night were. i know nothing. I’m interested in this story.

  7. Wayne Deja May 31, 2012 at 12:46 pm #

    ynotu23….There is also draw-backs to living in the little towns…and one of them is saying things too much that might tick off the wrong person…or people.Law Enforcement being some of them…So don’t want to get into a whole lot of what I heard.Not that the Sheriff’s did anything wrong,they didn’t…what I can say is I heard the chase,when the vehicle got stuck,and then a short foot chase.And then the officer,or officers returning to their vehicles.Kern County Law Enforcement was called,so got to believe they were just gonna wait on this guy to return home and get him there….nothing AT ALL cenical like Pampodd is trying to suggest….

    • PAMPODD May 31, 2012 at 11:16 pm #

      WAYNE YOU SAID IT YOURSELF RIGHT HERE”There is also draw-backs to living in the little towns…and one of them is saying things too much that might tick off the wrong person…or people.Law Enforcement being some of them…” I KNOW HE DIDNT JUMP IN.. I JUST KNOW IT…

  8. Wayne Deja June 1, 2012 at 11:23 am #

    PAMPODD…..I didn’t hear ,or don’t know of anything that took place that night that I am hiding…or afraid to expose,in fear of what Law Enforcement might do to me..What I meant by saying it’s not a good idea is ,bottom line,I wasn’t there….I do know of some facts,but doubt it would be a good idea to go around saying anything on the computer about what I know of…out of respect for the man that died…as well as repeating what I heard of,since I wasn’t there…I’ll go back to what I said before….and,please,take my word on this…Mr.Brown was NOT thrown in the aquaduct after a scuffle and a beating by Law Enforcement officers. Mr.Brown either jumped in, not knowing of the under-current,thinking it was a way to avoid arrest…or he fell in.


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