SAN BERNARDINO ( — Sheriff’s officials Tuesday were seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect wanted for brutally beating an elderly couple during a home invasion in January.

Lorna Gable, 84, and her 95-year-old husband were attacked in the early morning hours of Jan. 19 after they woke up to find a burglar in their home.

Her husband was released after being hospitalized for a short time, but Gable succumbed to her injuries and died Feb. 15.

(credit: San Bernardino County Sheriff's Dept.)

Lorna Gable, 84, died Feb. 15 after being brutally beaten during a home invasion in January. (credit: San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Dept.)

The case is now being investigated as a murder, detectives said.

Anyone with information about the suspect was asked to contact Det. Matthew Peterson or Sgt. Chris Fisher at San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Homicide Division at (909)387-3589 or call dispatch at (909)387-8313. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at

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