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Bakersfield Police Department arrests suspect in child's death

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Posted at 9:56 AM, Mar 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 15:42:00-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Bakersfield Police Department arrested Clint Mason in connection with the death of an 8-year-old girl.

BPD said Mason was taken into custody at a Motel 6 in Inglewood. He has been booked Kern County Jail on murder charges.

BPD said officers were called out around 5:44 a.m. Wednesday to an apartment on Sand Dimas Street after receiving a report of an 8-year-old girl not breathing. Officers arrived and found the child had obvious signs of trauma. She was transported to the hospital where she died as a result of her injuries.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call Detective Jared Diederich at (661) 326-3558 or the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.