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KCSO: 19-year-old identified as teen who went missing in Kern River

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Posted at 4:50 PM, Jul 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-16 19:50:46-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Kern County coroner has released the identity of the teen found dead in the Kern River on July 3.

Officials say 19-year-old Hugo Esquivel of San Bernadino was found dead in the Kern River at at Black Gulch South.

The body of 16-year-old Ivan Esquivel of San Bernardino County was pulled from the river on June 25.

A postmortem examination was performed on Hugo Esquivel and the cause and manner of death are pending.