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A man has allegedly confessed to shooting a man and leaving his body near Sand Canyon Road Wednesday night.

David Aldana, 21, walked into the U.S. Port of Entry Customs Border Protection Office in San Ysidro on Wednesday night and claimed that he had killed a person in the Canyon Country area, according to Lt. Eddie Hernandez of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau.

Aldana was interviewed by LASD Homicide detectives and agreed to indicate the exact location of where he had discarded the victim’s body, Hernandez said.

Investigators were sent to mile marker 7.98 on Sand Canyon Road around 10:50 a.m. on Thursday morning and found the body of Maximiliano Bernal, 22, of Newhall, who is believed to be a friend of the suspect.

Bernal was pronounced dead at the scene with at least one gunshot wound to his upper torso, said Capt. John Kades with the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.

Aldana was booked at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Thursday afternoon on suspicion of murder and is being held in lieu of $1 million bail. He scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 29.

Aldana’s motive is unknown at this time and the investigation is ongoing.

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49 Comments

  1. Karla Ochoa Karla Ochoa says:

    This breaks my heart

  2. DeeDee Bouck DeeDee Bouck says:

    So sad was he a friend of yours?

  3. April Chama Rosy Selena Bloom omg rip max 😓🙏🏽

  4. Itzel Rivas Itzel Rivas says:

    Weren’t they best friends :/
    RIP max ♡

  5. Unbelievable! Smh! R.I.P to the victim.

  6. My heart breaks they were both so young. May he RIP and may God bring peace to his friend.

  7. Rany Warda Rany Warda says:

    My condolences to the families. What is happening to SCV ? When I moved here 16 years ago there was never anything like this.

  8. Dude wtf…. I was just with max couple night before. Right when the individual starts to do good, finish school he ends up dead. Shady

  9. Wow people are sick. Max was so nice and seemed so harmless. R.i.p.

  10. Maria C says:

    RIP max 😪

  11. Andrea Rivas what’s going on out here 😳

  12. Maria Carmona I knew David! 😳

  13. Shirley Lysse says:

    nice friend, what an ass.

  14. Bryan Duque says:

    What!!

  15. Tami Hill says:

    Lived 2 doors down from Bernals for 10 years. My boys were best friends with the Bernal boys. This is so tragic. Please post any information regarding funeral services.

  16. Heartbreaking for both families……..

  17. Arturo Albarez says:

    David and max were both my friends I actually never believed that David would do such a thing and I miss max

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