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KCSO investigation turns up details on "suspicious" Taft Hwy deaths

Posted at 6:18 PM, Sep 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-19 21:18:14-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — An investigation into a pair of deaths the Kern County Sheriff’s Office called “suspicious” has revealed the names of the people involved.

On September 9th at a residence on Taft Highway just east of Interstate 5, KCSO found 27-year-old Yoana Este-Phany Munoz Tovar dead with multiple gunshot wounds.

Nearby, they found 32-year-old Edgar Tornez also dead of a single gunshot wound.

The coroner’s office ruled Tovar’s death a homicide. Officials say Tornez killed himself.