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UPDATE: BPD says a body was found in a burned car in East Bakersfield

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Posted at 4:50 AM, Dec 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-21 09:25:30-05

UPDATE (5:09 a.m.): Bakersfield Police say a body was found in a car in East Bakersfield early Friday morning.

According to BPD, Kern County Fire crews called police just after 12:30 to assist with a car fire on Virginia and Tyree Toliver.

Once flames were extinguished, a body was found in the car.

Police are investigating the scene as a homicide. There is no suspect information.

The body has not yet been identified.


Bakersfield Police and Kern County Fire crews are working a car fire in East Bakersfield on Friday morning.

Crews responded to the scene in the area of Virginia Avenue and Tyree Toliver Street after midnight.

A man spoke to 23ABC, saying he was near the scene and saw the car fully engulfed in flames.

Police nor fire officials have confirmed what caused the blaze.