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Man stabbed to death downtown


Last updated 5/27/2020 at 7:36pm

Toni DeRosa | Wasco Tribune

The scene of a homicide on F Street Wednesday.

A man is dead after a stabbing on F Street Wednesday.

Detectives were investigating the scene Wednesday after a report of a possible homicide.

When deputies arrived, they located a deceased adult male, with multiple stab wounds.

During the investigation, detectives learned 28-year-old Juan Carlos Ortega was the suspect in the investigation. A warrant for his arrest, charging him with murder, was obtained.

Ortega was described as a Hispanic male, 6 feet tall and 160 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He wass believed to be driving a light-colored 4-door Honda sedan with a dark-colored passenger side door and hood, license 5PRT838.

He was last seen in the area of Lincoln Street and Haley Street in East Bakersfield. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Sheriff's Office at 661-861-3110 or the Secret Witness line at 661-322-4040.

-Kern County Sheriff's Department


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