Bakersfield Police Department asking for help finding suspect in child's death

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Posted at 11:25 AM, Mar 18, 2020
and last updated 2021-04-20 20:32:32-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Bakersfield Police Department is asking for the community’s help finding a man wanted in connection with the death of an 8-year-old girl.

According to BPD, 38-year-old Clint Mason is suspected of involvement in the girl's death on Wednesday morning. A warrant to arrest Mason for murder has been issued.

BPD said officers were called out around 5:44 a.m. 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.

Mason is described as a Black man, standing 6-foot, 2-inches tall and weighs around 235 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and walks with a limp due to a pre-existing injury.

Mason was last seen on foot in the area of the homicide and does not currently have a vehicle. BPD said he has family in the Los Angeles area and may be attempting to return there.

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.