Kern County deputies investigating possible homicide on Vista Street in Bakersfield

A person of interest was taken into custody for his possible connection in a suspicious death in Bakersfield.

At about 3:50 p.m., on June 11, deputies from the Kern County Sheriff's Gang unit found 20-year-old Eddie Rivas at an apartment on Edison Hwy, where he was taken into custody. Deputies said that during a homicide investigation they found probable cause to arrest Rivas for murder. 

On June 11, at about 11:30 a.m., deputies with the Kern County Sheriff's Office went to the 900 block of Vista Street regarding a body that was found

Officials said that a body was found in a house garage after neighbors called and reported a bad odor emerging from the building. Officials said it appeared that the body had been there for a while.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Detective Colbert at 661-391-7773, Detective Rutledge at 661-392-6900, the Sheriff's Office at 661-861-3110 or Secret Witness at 661-322-4040. Anonymous tips can also be sent to TIP411 (847477). Just type the keyword 'KCSO' prior to the message.

At this time, the body has not been identified.

Rivas was booked at the Kern County Jail on charges of murder. 

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