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Partially burned body found in car during vehicle fire in South Bakersfield

Posted at 7:12 PM, Jul 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-27 22:22:42-04

Bakersfield Police responded to a vehicle fire at about 3:30 a.m. on Friday, July 27 to assist the fire department near 800 Karma Court.

According to BPD, after extinguishing the fire, on-scene emergency personnel located the body of a deceased adult man inside the car.

Police said that investigators observed suspicious injuries to the man and the incident is being investigated as a homicide.

There is no suspect information at this time, the identity of the victim is being withheld pending release by the Kern County Coroner's Office.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111