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Kern County Sheriff's Office: body found with "major trauma" in Oildale, homicide detectives investigating

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Posted at 12:56 PM, Jul 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-11 21:03:31-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Kern County Sheriff's detectives are investigating a murder in Oildale that left a woman dead.

The Sheriff's Office says a call for reports of a possible dead person in the 300 block of Sycamore Drive near Riverview Park was received around 9:21 a.m. Responding deputies found the body of a 57-year-old woman who had suffered major trauma.

Homicide investigators were called to the scene.

The victim's name has not been released. The Kern County Coroner's office will release the identity once next of kin have been notified.

This is a developing story and will be updated as we learn more.