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KCSO: Man killed in Oildale identified

Posted at 6:41 AM, May 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-17 10:24:00-04

OILDALE, Calif. (KERO) — UPDATE (7:21 AM): Authorities identified Francisco Xavier Rodriguez Jr., 30, of Bakersfield, as the man who was found shot and killed Monday in Oildale.


The Kern County Sheriff's Office said deputies are investigating after a body was found Monday morning in Oildale.

KCSO said deputies were called at about 2:45 a.m. after a a body was found off North Chester Avenue and Norris Road.

The man was found just south of the railroad tracks and west of the intersection, said KCSO.

Investigators established a crime scene and were doing a preliminary search of the surrounding area.

Officials would only confirm that it's a man suffering from an undisclosed trauma.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.