Officers investigating death in Northeast Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Bakersfield Police are investigating a death in Northeast Bakersfield. Officers initially said it was suspicious, but now say they are waiting for the coroner to determine cause and manner of death.

Police officers responded this morning to a home off Union Avenue and La Mesa Drive, near Memorial Hospital. 

A man and woman were reportedly having breathing issues as officers arrived.

Police say the man died at the home, while the woman was taken to a local hospital. Officers said she is stable. 

The investigation is ongoing and the coroner's office will release the man's identity and cause of death at a later date. 

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