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BPD investigating body found in canal at California Ave., Q Street

Posted at 8:17 AM, Aug 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-22 15:16:35-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — UPDATE: Bakersfield police are investigating a body that was found Thursday morning in the canal that runs through the downtown area.

Officials say they received a call around 7:15 a.m. of a body in the water just north of California Ave and east of P Street. Officers arrived and found the body in the canal and pulled it from the water.

The coroner's office was called to the scene and took possession of the body.

Authorities have not released any information on the victim at this time.

The Bakersfield Police Department is investigating a body that was found in a canal Thursday morning.

According to BPD, officers responded to the area of California Avenue and Q Street just before 7:15 a.m.

It's not known if the body is that of a man or woman.