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Coroner has identified man found dead in McFarland

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Posted at 3:53 PM, May 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-09 19:51:00-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Kern County Coroner has identified the man found dead just south of McFarland on Saturday, April 27.

Officials say 28-year-old Rafael Villareal was found deceased in the area of Garzoli and Whisler Road in McFarland just after 1 p.m. A postmortem examination has been conducted and the cause and manner of his death is pending further studies.