Police investigating possible homicide at home in Southwest Bakersfield

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Police detectives are investigating a possible homicide at a home in Southwest Bakersfield.

Neighbors tell 17 News a crime scene van was parked outside a home in the 5200 block of Shining Crag Avenue for several hours Tuesday.

The house is in a newer neighborhood off Stine Road, between Hosking Road and Panama Lane.

Detectives at the scene declined to describe their investigation.

Neighbors sent pictures to 17 News showing investigators digging in a planter behind the two-story house.

Neighbors also told 17 News they saw what appeared to be a body being removed from the property.

A coroner’s van was parked out front, but police did not release any more information Tuesday.

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