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KCSO: Coroner identifies homicide victim on Union Avenue

Posted at 4:00 PM, May 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-16 19:00:21-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Kern County Coroner has identified the victim of a homicide in Central Bakersfield on Wednesday.

According to officers, a man was found deceased just after 2 p.m. with apparent stab wounds in the area of 300 Union Avenue. After further investigation, BPD found that the victim was involved in a fight with the suspect, 66-year-old James Jordan.

Jordan turned himself in to Bakersfield Police and was arrested for homicide.

The victim was identified as 43-year-old Virdy Lee Jones.

A postmortem examination will be performed to confirm the cause and manner of his death.