Kern County Sheriff homicide detectives investigating suspicious death in East Bakersfield

Body found in backyard of residence

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Officials are investigating a death after a man was found dead outside his home.

Deputies were called to a home in the 1500 block of Adena Street at about 10:00 p.m. Monday, according to Lt. Todd Bishop.

Investigators found a body, later identified as 78-year-old Antonio O. Perez, in the backyard of a home, along with potential evidence of a homicide. 

There is no word yet on a motive or any possible suspects.

The investigation is in its early stages, according to Bishop.  Officials are unsure whether this is a homicide or accidental death.


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