Body found near Superior Court identified

Police say homicide investigation is ongoing

The Kern County Sheriff's Office has released the identity of the body found near Superior Court on Truxtun Avenue.
 
The victim is a 43-year-old man named Christopher Wagstaff from Clayton, California. 
 
Bakersfield Police found Wagstaff's body just after 7 a.m. on Sunday.
 
Witnesses say they remember seeing the man lying near the courthouse, but assumed he was sleeping.
 
When police arrived, however, Wagstaff was lying in a pool of blood.
 
They are now investigating the death as a possible homicide.
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