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Man found dead in water canal in Southeast Bakersfield

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Posted at 8:16 AM, Jun 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-21 11:16:14-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Kern County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a man was found dead in a water canal in Southeast Bakersfield.

According to KCSO, around 5:30 a.m. on June 21, KCSO was called for a report of a deceased person in the 4200 block of South Fairfax Road. When deputies arrived, they found a man dead in a water canal.

KCSO says homicide detectives were called to the scene and are investigating the death as suspicious.

If you have any information, you are urged to call the Kern County Sheriff's Office at 661-861-3110 or the Secret Witness Line at 661-322-4040.