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Homicide investigation underway after man's body found east of Bakersfield

Posted: 1:15 PM, Dec 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-19 15:11:59Z
Fatal crash near Bena and Caliente Bodfish roads

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Kern County Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide which was initially believed to have been a fatal crash east of Bakersfield, near the area where highways 58 and 223 meet.

KCSO responded Tuesday to the area of Bena Road west of Caliente Bodfish Road for a report of a deceased body. When they arrived, they were directed to a deceased male by the Kern County Fire Department personnel.

Homicide detectives were called to the scene and assumed the investigation. The victim was determined to be a man who suffered obvious traumatic injuries. The identity of the victim will be withheld pending notification by the coroner's office.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Kern County Sheriff's Office at 661-861-3110 or the Secret Witness line at 661-322-4040.