Police tape off area in NE Bakersfield, investigate 'suspicious' death

Police investigate after a body was found Wednesday morning, Oct. 18, 2017, at Haley and Monterey streets in Bakersfield, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX photo/Steve Mills)

UPDATE: Police on Monday, Oct. 23, identified this person as 52-year-old Lawrence Daniel Alvarez.

The original story from Oct. 18 is below.


Police have taped off the area of Haley and Monterey streets after a man was found dead.

Sgt. Ryan Kroeker said the person was on the sidewalk and not responsive when officers arrived. Medical personnel soon declared him dead.

Kroeker said they are investigating this as a "suspicious" death based on the positioning and some other factors, which he didn't describe.

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