Officials identify body found in burning car in South Bakersfield


Officials identified a dead body found inside a burning vehicle on the morning of July 27.

Moises Leon Rivera, 37 , of Bakersfield was found in a car in the 800 block of Karma Court, according to Kern County coroner. 

Around 3:30 a.m. police were dispatched to help Bakersfield firefighters with a car fire. While putting out the fire crews found a man’s body in the passenger’s seat.

Bakersfield police homicide detectives are investigating the death as a homicide. The coroner will release the official cause and manner at a later time.

Police said the man’s body had what they called “suspicious injuries.” 

Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact Bakersfield police at 327-7111.

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