KCSO identified 71-year-old Javier Ibarra-Ibarra as victim in Wasco stabbing, still looking for suspect

Wasco Murder Investigation
Wasco Murder Investigation
Posted at 11:30 AM, May 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-28 17:45:02-04

KCSO today announced they have identified the subject of this deadly stabbing, 71-year-old Javier Ibarra-Ibarra.

On May 27 at 8:52 p.m. Javier Ibarra-Ibarra was found stabbed by another at was found in the 1000 block of F Street in Wasco with multiple stab wounds.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Just hours after the stabbing, the Kern County Sheriff's Office said it has a suspect. KCSO announced a warrant has been issued for 28-year-old Juan Carlos Ortega in connection to this case.

According to KCSO, Ortega is described as a Hispanic male, standing 6-feet tall and weighing 160 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Ortega is believed to be driving a light colored 4-door Honda Sedan with a dark colored passenger side door and hood.

He was last seen in the area of Lincoln Street and Haley Street in East Bakersfield.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Sheriff's Office at (661) 861-3110 or the Secret Witness line at (661) 322-4040.