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Male body found in canal near Truxtun Avenue identified

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Posted at 2:13 PM, Jul 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-11 23:02:20-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — UPDATE:

The body found in a canal Tuesday afternoon has been identified as 27-year-old Jairo Ulices Cordero from Los Angeles, according to a coroner's report.

Cordero's body was found in the area of 4100 Truxtun Avenue near Empire Drive.

A postmortem examination was performed and the cause and manner of death are pending.

ORIGINAL STORY:

According to the Bakersfield Fire Department, a man's body has been discovered in the canal in the 4100 block of Truxtun Avenue near Empire Drive.

Bakersfield police also responded to the scene Tuesday afternoon.

This is developing story. We will have more information as it becomes known.