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Body found in stolen car on Highway 65; suspects pending arraignment

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Posted at 8:02 AM, Jan 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-17 18:35:46-05

UPDATE (Jan. 17 -- 3:32 p.m.) Authorities say the two men taken in for questioning during a traffic stop where CHP found a dead body inside of a stolen car have been arrested.

They are being held pending arraignment.

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UPDATE (Jan. 16 -- 9:21 a.m.): According to the Kern County Sheriff's Office, CHP was conducting a traffic stop on Highway 65 near James Road just before 7 a.m.

During the stop, CHP found a dead man in the front passenger seat. 

Two other men were also in the SUV with the body. 

KCSO says it's unclear how or when the person died.

The SUV was reported stolen.  

The two men are being detained and questioned. 

Highway 65 between Lerdo Highway and 7th Standard Road will be shut down at least another hour. 

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A body has been found in a stolen car on Highway 65 near James Road on Tuesday morning.

According to the California Highway Patrol, Highway 65 between Lerdo Highway and 7th Standard Road will be shut down as authorities investigate.

23ABC has a crew headed to the scene and will bring you the latest as soon as it comes into the newsroom.