Family holds car wash for 18-year-old Mia Ramirez who was found dead in garage

Person of interest was arrested

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The family of an 18-year-old girl is having a car wash to raise funds for her funeral after her body was found decomposed in a garage.

On June 11, at about 3:50 p.m., Ramirez's body was found after neighbors reported a foul odor coming from the building. Later that same day, a person of interest, 20-year-old Eddie Rivas was taken into custody for his possible connection to the homicide after deputies said they found probable cause to arrest Rivas for murder.

The car wash will be held at Higher Ground Church, located at 912 New Stine Road. The car wash will begin at 2 p.m.

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On Sunday, June 16, family and friends will also host a car wash at Pops Drive-In on Niles, starting at 2 p.m.

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