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Man arrested in Neenach for 2015 murder case in Lost Hills

Posted at 1:59 PM, Aug 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-17 16:59:57-04

NEENACH, Calif. — After four years of investigation and looking for a suspect, authorities arrested Porfino Magana Garcia, 46, for a 2015 murder case.

In June of 2015, detectives from the Kern County Sheriff's Office began investigating the killing of Jose Chavez-Ochoa in Lost Hills. Officials then identified Magana Garcia as a suspect in the case.

On Friday, detectives with help from Homeland Security Investigations and the sheriff's office SWAT team located and arrested Magana Garcia in Neenach, which is a settlement in Los Angeles County.

Magana Garcia was taken into custody without incident. He was booked into the Kern County Central Receiving Facility for murder charges.