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Coroner identifies body found in canal in northwest Kern County

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Posted at 1:23 PM, Jun 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-05 01:48:21-04

LOST HILLS, Calif. — The Kern County coroner says the body found in a canal off Highway 46 and Main Drain Road on June 1 at around midnight was 57-year-old Juan Vasquez.

Officials say that Vasquez fell into the canal while fishing. He died at the scene.

A postmortem examination was conducted and Vasquez's cause of death was drowning and the manner was an accident.