Coroner identifies body pulled from canal northeast of Shafter

A canal is seen northeast of Shafter, Calif., Saturday, June 17, 2017. A body was pulled from the canal in the area, the Kern County Sheriff's Office says. (KBAK/KBFX photo)

UPDATE: The Kern County coroner's office on Oct. 10, 2017, identified this person as 57-year-old Michael Lloyd Thompson. The cause of death was found to be drowning with contributing conditions of methamphetamine intoxication.

The original story, seen below, was posted June 17.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) -- An investigation is underway after Kern County deputies recovered a body in a canal.

Deputies received the call around 2:30 Saturday afternoon.

The canal is located near the intersection of Driver Road and Dresser Avenue, northeast of Shafter.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Sheriff's Office at (661) 861-3110.

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