KCSO confirmed body recovered inside of a vehicle in Kern River was of missing woman

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Kern County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that the body recovered from the Kern River earlier this month is that of a woman missing since April.

Lisa Harvey went missing on April 29 when she was heading toward Lake Isabella. She missed the 178 exit and was last seen at a gas station in Tulare County.

On Dec. 1, KCSO received calls about property in the Kern River. After assessing the situation they determined that the car may be connected to Harvey.

After recovering the vehicle with search and rescue teams, KCSO was able to confirm that the car in the river belonged to Harvey.

On Dec. 20 KCSO released information about the incident and confirmed the woman inside of the car was Harvey and determined the manner of death as accidental. 

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