Woman wanted in connection with fatal shooting

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s assistance in locating Monica Palacioz.

Palacioz is wanted for questioning in a homicide investigation.

On Nov. 23, deputies said the body of 21 year old Joseph Vargas was located at 1903 Quincy St. #3 in east Bakersfield.

Deputies said Vargas had been shot in the head and his death was ruled a homicide.

Palacioz is a person of interest in the investigation.

She is possibly living in Madera, CA.

If anyone has information on her whereabouts they are asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 661-861-3110, Sergeant James Newell at 661-868- 7972 or Secret Witness at 661-322-4040. Anonymous text tips can be sent to TIP411 (847411). Just type the keyword “KCSO” prior to the message.


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