Man found dead in Southwest Bakersfield has been identified

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) UPDATE (10/18) — The man who was found dead in the area of Ming Avenue and Valhalla Drive on Oct. 3 has been identified by the Kern County Coroners office.

The man has been identified as John Anthony Sosa Jr., 48, of Bakersfield, according the coroner’s office. The cause of death was from a stab wound to the throat.


(10/3)Police are investigating after a man was found dead Sunday morning in Southwest Bakersfield.

Bakersfield police officers were called just before 3 a.m. to the area of Ming Avenue and Valhalla Drive Officers found a man unconscious and bleeding, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials tell 17 News the man may have been attacked at a nearby car wash before dying in an alley way.

Anyone with information is asked to call Bakersfield police at 661-327-7111.

This is the 108th homicide in Kern County this year, according to 17’s Homicide Tracker.

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