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Body found in Kern River identified as missing Hawthorne man

Jared Andrews went missing in the Kern River in Kern County, Calif., after slipping off a rock. His body was discovered July 3, 2018. Photo provided by Andrews' family.

The Kern County coroner on Wednesday confirmed a body found in the Kern River is that of a missing Hawthorne man.

Jared Jamaal Andrews Jr. went missing Saturday after slipping off a rock into the river near Keysville.

A sheriff’s sergeant said Tuesday that the body was located off Kern River Canyon Road – a location downstream from where Andrews went missing.

Andrews was 27.

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