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Coroner identifies body found in Kern River area of River Walk Park in 2017

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Posted at 9:05 AM, Aug 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-20 12:05:40-04

Kern County Coroner's Office has identified a body found in the Kern River area of River Walk Park in 2017.

On November 12, 2017 a decomposing body was found. Almost a year later, the body is identified as Nicholas Lee Rubright, 39, of Bakersifield.

The coroner's office says the cause of death was accidental drowning. 

The body was identified by DNA.

MORE INFORMATION: BPD investigating a decomposing body found at River Walk Park