Dead man found in Oildale field

KCSO homicide investigators on scene where a dead body was found under suspicious circumstances near China Grade Loop and Manor Street, Sept. 20, 2018. (KBAK/KBFX photo)

UPDATE: The Kern County coroner on Nov. 1 said this man's cause of death was determined to be methamphetamine intoxication.


UPDATE: The Kern County coroner on Monday, Sept. 24, identified this man as 57-year-old Michael John.

His cause of death hasn't been determined.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) -- Kern County Sheriff’s Office learned about a possible dead body near China Grade Loop and Manor Street Thursday.

Deputies arrived at the dirt field and found the body of a man.

The death was found to be suspicious in nature, and homicide detectives were called to the scene.

The cause of death is unknown at this time.

The identity of the man is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Kern County Sheriff's Office at (661)861-3110 or the Secret Witness line at 322-4040.

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