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Coroner determines cause and manner of death for man found deceased in burned vehicle

Posted at 3:08 PM, Dec 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-26 18:08:31-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Kern County Coroner has identified Rickey Ricardo Rivas as the man found deceased in a burned vehicle in East Bakersfield on December 21.

A postmortem examination was conducted and the coroner found that the cause of death for the 32-year-old was multiple gunshot wounds and the manner was homicide.