UPDATE: Coroner confirms murder-suicide on Parkwood Court

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UPDATE (6/8): The Kern County Coroner’s Office reported that Maria Rodriguez’s death was homicide by gunshot wound to the head. Rafael Rodriguez’s cause of death was the same, but the manner was ruled a suicide.

UPDATE (6/1): The coroner’s office identified the two people found dead as Maria Rosario Rodriguez and Rafael Rodriguez, both 51. They each had a gunshot wound, officials said.

Cause and manner of death will be released after autopsies have been performed.

A GoFundMe page has been created to help pay for burial costs.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) (5/31) — The Bakersfield Police Department is investigating an apparent murder-suicide after two bodies were found earlier this morning. 

The department said at around 4:40 a.m., officers were sent to a residence in the 4600 block of Parkwood Court for a death investigation. When they arrived, the officers found the bodies of two adults along with a firearm in what is believed to be a murder-suicide.

Anyone with information about the case is urged to call BPD at 661-327-7111.

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