Reward paid in John Wooner case

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John Wooner

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Kern Secret Witness reported a reward has been paid after the body of John Wooner, the McFarland city manager who went missing in May, was found in a vehicle submerged in the Kern River.

A reward of $1,000 was paid to the person who found and reported the SUV in the river to the California Highway Patrol, police said.

Wooner went missing in a city-owned Durango after he was last seen May 14 visiting Hillcrest Memorial Park. The cemetery is 11.1 miles from where the submerged vehicle was removed July 28.

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