Married couple killed at residence in southeast Bakersfield, identified

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This story has been updated.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The married couple found dead with gunshot wounds on Lotus Lane in Southeast Bakersfield on Monday were identified by the Kern County Coroner’s Office.

The couple was identified as Manuel Martin Portillo Meza, 59, and Dellanira Sanchez Baltazar, 56, of Bakersfield, according to the coroner.

On Nov. 8 police were call out to Lotus Lane just south of E Casa Loma Drive for reports of a “unknown situation” around 9:15 p.m., according to the department.

When officers arrived they found a man and woman with fatal gunshot wounds, according to BPD. Further investigation revealed the two victims were married.

There are no suspects at this time.

If you have information regarding this case contact Detective Eric Celedon at 661-326-3964, or the Bakersfield Police Department at 661-327-7111.

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