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Kern County detectives searching for person of interest in June 27 homicide case

Posted at 7:36 PM, Aug 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-01 22:36:55-04

The death of a woman found in a Southeast Bakersfield home last week is still being investigated, according to the Kern County Sheriffs' office. 

Kern County Sheriff's Office deputies found 66-year-old Suzanne Hill-Martindale deceased at a home on Malaga Road on June 27. The coroner determined her cause of death to be blunt head injuries and her death was determined to be a homicide.

KCSO said that it is believed she was with her brother, 65-year-old Raymond Hill, near the time of her death. Raymond is a person of interest in the homicide case according to police, but detectives have been unable to locate him.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Raymond is encouraged to contact the Sheriff's Office at (661)861-3110 or the Secret Witness line at (661) 322-4040.

Police said that Raymond is described as a white male, approximately 5'10" tall and weighing about 205 pounds. He has brown graying hair and brown eyes. Raymond is known to drive a 1998 Ford F150 pickup which is white and tan. The California license plate of the vehicle is 0820NDP (disabled plate).