Victim identified in deadly Oildale stabbing

KCSO investigating

OILDALE, Calif, - The Kern County Sheriff's Office is continuing to investigate a stabbing that happened in Oildale Wednesday night.

Officers responded for reports of a stabbing around 8 p.m. in the 100 block of Wilson Avenue near Norris Road.

When officers got on scene they found a man, later identified by the Coroner as Alexander Pena, with numerous stab wounds to the torso. 

Pena, 28, was taken to Kern Medical with major injuries where he later died. A postmortem examination will be done to confirm the cause and manner of his death.

Officials said the suspect was last seen running northbound on N. Chester Avenue from Wilson Avenue. 

The suspect is described as a white man in his early 20s, with blue jeans, a white shirt, and black jacket. 

If you have any information about the incident you're asked to contact KCSO at 861-3110 or by calling the Secret Witness line at 322-4040. 

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