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Coroner identifies man killed in East Bakersfield stabbing

River Ave. Stabbing
Posted at 8:20 AM, Jul 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-23 14:16:04-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Kern County Coroner's Office identified a man stabbed to death in East Bakersfield Monday as 20-year-old Tanner Alan Blankenship.

According to KCSO, deputies responded to a stabbing on the property of Backyard Organics on River Boulevard around 1:30 a.m. Monday. When officers arrived they reported evidence of a stabbing but no victim.

Witnesses told KCSO the victim, Blankenship, was taken to Kern Medical in a private vehicle where he died shortly after.

Anyone with information is asked to call KCSO at (661) 861-3110.