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Bakersfield police make arrest in Town and Country Motel homicide

Police investigate a homicide Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at Town and Country Motel in Bakersfield, Calif., (KBAk/KBFX photo)

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) -- The Bakersfield Police Department made an arrest in the Town and County Motel homicide on Saturday.

Officers arrested 57-year-old Eldrick Richmond on suspicion of murder.

Around 11 a.m. Saturday, officers were called to the motel on Grove Street, near Union Avenue, for a peace disturbance. When they arrived, they found a woman dead inside one of the rooms. She had suffered from blunt force trauma, according to police.


Following an investigation of the room, officers were led to believe Richmond was involved in the case.

The investigation of the case is ongoing, and anyone with information should contact Detective Keegan Gavin at (661) 326-3557.

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