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Officials identify victim of deadly stabbing in downtown Bakersfield

Brianna Gabriela Medina, 19, of Tehachapi
Posted: 7:53 AM, Mar 08, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-08 15:54:18Z

The Kern County Coroner's Office has identified the woman who was stabbed and killed in downtown Bakersfield last Friday.

Officials say Brianna Gabriela Medina of Tehachapi was killed¬†near 20th and Eye Streets on March 2nd just before 9 p.m.  

Family and friends held a vigil for Medina, 19, the following night. 

Bakersfield Police said Medina and the alleged suspect were involved in a fight at a nearby cafe before the attack. The female suspect turned herself in shortly after. 

Medina's death is being investigated as a homicide.

The Coroner will release Medina's cause and manner of death at a later time.