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Coroner identifies body found in trunk of car in Delano

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - UPDATE (April 17): The Kern County Coroner's Office has released the name of a man whose body was found in the trunk of a car in Delano Monday.

The coroner said the man is 42-year-old Jose Francisco Rodriguez Saavedra of McFarland.

CHP officers discovered Saavedra's body in the trunk of a vehicle parked in the area of Zerker Road and 9th Avenue. An autopsy will determine the cause and manner of death.

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A homicide investigation is underway in Delano after a body was found in the trunk of a car Monday morning.

CHP officers discovered the body in the area of Zerker Road and 9th Avenue.

The sheriff's office was called out to assist and homicide investigators arrived at the scene.

KCSO says the body is that of a man, but he has not been identified and a cause of death has not been released.


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