Gunshot Murder Arrest by Cold Case Homicide Team

Gunshot Murder Arrest by Cold Case Homicide Team

John Cory Broyles, then and now

LYTLE CREEK – The SBSD-Fontana Sheriff’s Department Cold Case Detectives announced yesterday the arrest and November 15th extradition of John Cory Broyles for the 2000 murder of Timothy Morris, 32 years old at time of death.

Sheriff’s Fontana Station had responded to a call about Morris’ gunshot-riddled body, found at the side of the road in Lytle Creek on March 3, 2000.

Timothy Morris

During the investigation, investigators learned that Morris had been residing with his cousin, Carmen Worthey in San Bernardino. Investigators also learned that brothers John McKinney and Brad McKinney had stayed at Worthey’s apartment for a few days in early March 2000.

During surveillance, investigators observed John McKinney exiting Worthey’s apartment. John was contacted and arrested for an outstanding warrant and interviewed. John was identified as a potential suspect, but there was not enough evidence to prosecute him. Investigators followed up with leads, but eventually the case went cold and remained unsolved.

In 2017, the Cold Case Team re-investigated the homicide. On October 18, 2017, Cold Case Investigators Salsberry and Tesselaar traveled to Illinois and arrested John Cory Broyles, (aka: John McKinney, “C-Note”), 24 years old at time of homicide for murder. John was booked in Madison County, Illinois. On November 15, 2017, John was extradited to San Bernardino County and booked into West Valley Detention Center.

The cold case team is comprised of Investigators Adam Salsberry, Nick Hartleben, Steve Shumway and Gerrit Tesselaar and Deputy District Attorneys Lisa Crane and Denise Yoakum. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Detective Nick Hartleben or Sergeant Greg Myler, Homicide Detail (909) 387- 3589.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at

Gunshot Murder Arrest by Cold Case Homicide Team was last modified: November 28th, 2017 by admin
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