Police investigate suspicious death after man’s body found at Riverview Park

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Police investigate the discovery of a body at Riverview Park Wednesday Aug. 14, 2019.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Bakersfield police have begun a suspicious death investigation after a man’s body was found in a riverbed in North Bakersfield, Wednesday afternoon.

Police said investigators were called out to an area at Riverview Park west of Chester Avenue just before 5 p.m. after receiving a call about a body found in a river bed.

In a release Wednesday night, Bakersfield said the man’s death is being treated as suspicious and their investigation is ongoing.

The man will be identified by the Kern County Coroner’s Office.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Bakersfield Police Department at 327-7111.

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