Body found in Wofford Heights ID'd as missing woman

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - Kern County coroner's investigators have positively identified the body found Sunday night in Wofford Heights as the woman who was reported missing since July 7.

In a news release Wednesday evening, investigators said 22-year-old Brandi Tanner's identity was confirmed through the use of dental record comparisons. An autopsy completed a day earlier failed to reveal the cause of her death, so additional studies were ordered.

Tanner's family held out hope she was still alive until the body was discovered in the 200 block of Choppo Road, not far from her father's home, where she was last seen alive.