UPDATE: Family identifies man found dead in Arvin park

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UPDATE (9/1): The man has been identified by family as Michael Barrett, 25, and a GoFundMe has been set up for funeral expenses. Barrett leaves behind a daughter, 6.

Michael Barrett

A candlelight vigil is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday at DiGiorgio Park, and a car wash fundraiser will be held 9 a.m. on Sept. 11 outside Red Dog Thrift Store on China Grade Loop.

ARVIN, Calif. (KGET) (8/23) — A man with apparent injuries to his upper body died at a park here Friday morning, police said.

Officers were called around 7 a.m. to DiGiorgio Park to a report of a man on the ground with blood around him, police said. The man died by the time police arrived a minute later.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Arvin Police Department at 661-854-5583 or the anonymous tip line at 661-606-6064.

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