Body of woman found in Tule River misidentified by Kern County Coroner's Office

Woman went missing in Tule River last week
Posted at 8:07 AM, Apr 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-20 11:07:36-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – One local family is looking for answers after the Kern County Coroner’s Office identified the wrong body found in the Tule River last week.


Search and rescue crews pulled a body from the river near Springville last week. But, family members say the Coroner’s Office incorrectly identified that body as CSUB student Alondra Orozco.


The family says the body is that of Orozco’s friend, an unidentified Kern County woman, and that Orozco is still missing.


Orozco was a Delano High School graduate.  She and the other women went swimming last Thursday and were swept away in the fast-moving waters.





Kern County resident dead, another missing after being swept into Tule River