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DOCS: Suspects attempted to decapitate victim after assault

Posted at 8:25 PM, Jan 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-30 01:51:09-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Bakersfield Police are investigating a homicide that took place in Southwest Bakersfield early in December.

Police were called to the 1400 block of McDonald Way where they found a man dead inside an apartment. He was identified by the Kern County coroner as Victor Manuel Vasquez, 37.

According to the documents, obtained by 23ABC, the suspects assaulted the victim which resulted in his death. After the assault, the victim was then placed in a bath tub.

The documents go on to say that the suspects appeared to have attempted to decapitate the victim during the assault.

Two suspects were arrested in the crime, 45-year-old Louie Perez and 36-year-old Daniel Animas.

The coroner stated that Vasquez sustained traumatic injuries. A postmortem examination revealed the cause of death was blunt-force head and sharp-force trauma.

The two suspects are expected to be in court on March 5.