Suspect in fatal Wasco stabbing arrested

Posted at 2:46 PM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 17:46:25-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — On May 27, KCSO were called to the 1000 Block of F street in Wasco to respond to a possible homicide.

Upon arrival a dead body was located, an adult male with multiple stab wounds.

KCSO successfully identified the suspect as 28-year- old Juan Carlos Ortega.

Ortega was arrested May 29, around 8:30 p.m.

Ortega was booked into the Kern County Jail for the murder of Javier Ibarra-Ibarra.