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Name released of man found fatally stabbed on South Union Avenue

Kern County sheriff's deputies are investigating a deadly stabbing at the Bakersfield Lodge in Bakersfield, Calif., on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. (KBAK/KBFX photo)

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) – The Kern County coroner on Thursday released the name of a man found fatally stabbed Tuesday night on South Union Avenue.

Jessie Angel Romero Mendoza, 27, died in a hospital emergency room. Sheriff’s investigators believe he was stabbed during a fight outside the Bakersfield Lodge on South Union Avenue.

The suspect was described as a Hispanic man, about 35 years old, and 5-foot-8 and 185 pounds. He was wearing a white tank top and dark shorts.

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

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