Bakersfield police search for families of 9 bodies improperly housed at Bakersfield funeral home

Bakersfield police detectives are conducting a fraud investigation into the financial practices of the Beloved Care Funeral Home. That investigation is on-going at this time. 

The Kern County Coroner’s Office has identified all nine decedents that were located in the funeral home.

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Families of four of the decedents have been contacted.

The Coroner’s office is in the process of locating and contacting the remaining five families.

The Kern County Coroner’s Office role in this investigation is providing the decedents family’s with their options regarding the disposition of their loved ones.

Those options include fulfilling their contract with Beloved Care Funeral Home, choosing another funeral home or a cremation facilitated by the Kern County Coroner’s Office. 

The Bakersfield Police Department is seeking any information from people who have done business with the Beloved Care Funeral Home and believe they may have been defrauded.

Those people are encouraged to call Detective Blaine Craig at (661) 326-3541 or the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111. 

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