BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — The Kern County Coroner's Office released the official cause of death for 21-year-old Joseph Isaac Lara on Wednesday.
The coroner's office said his cause of death was cocaine, fentanyl and methamphetamine intoxication.
Lara's body was found buried in the backyard of a home late last month.
Police arrested 25-year-old Dennis Marroquin, 30-year-old David Williams and Kailee Morrison in connection with the case.
Lara went missing around Jan. 10. His body was found Jan. 23 in the backyard of a home on Hathaway Avenue, near Taft Highway and Ashe Road.
Marroquin told police that Lara died of a drug overdose, and he and others moved his body to the Hathaway house, burned it and buried it.