McKittrick man’s death deemed suspicious, KCSO investigating


Kern County homicide detectives are looking into what’s being called the suspicious death of a man in McKittrick last week.

The man was identified as 47-year-old Matthew Michael Wires of McKittrick.

Sheriff’s deputies were called to a home in the 22700 block of D Street early Friday morning at around 2:30 a.m. for a call of a man dead inside. Deputies found Wires and determined his death appeared suspicious and called homicide investigators.

The coroner’s office will determine Wires’ cause and manner of death.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at 861-3110 or the Secret Witness Hotline at 322-4040.

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