BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Bakersfield Police Department has released details of a homicide that occurred on Christmas.
Just before 8 AM on December 25, the Bakersfield Fire Department requested BPD’s assistance after 62-year-old Delbert Benskin was found unresponsive at South Chester Avenue, near Planz Road. Benskin was taken to Kern Medical and pronounced dead the next day. The coroner’s office sent a press release about Benskin’s death after a 17 News inquiry, and an autopsy determined he died from blunt injuries.
BPD’s Public Information Officer, Sgt. Robert Pair, said the department had been investigating Benskin’s death as a homicide since the initial callout. No arrests have been made in the case.
Anyone with more information can contact BPD at (661) 327-7111. In 2020, Kern County experienced a homicide every day from December 23 to December 26.