Vigil held for man found stabbed to death in Downtown Bakersfield

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Family and friends held a vigil remembering a man who was found dead in Downtown Bakersfield early Wednesday morning.

Family of 34-year-old Sergio Mendoza were out at the corner of 19th and V streets Thursday night.

A relative of Mendoza said Mendoza was a graduate of East High School. His family said Mendoza will be remembered as a funny, loving and compassionate person.

Bakersfield police said Mendoza was found stabbed to death in the 300 block of 19th Street at around 4:45 a.m. Wednesday. Police do not have any suspect information and no arrests have been made.

The family created a GoFundMe account to help pay for funeral expenses. You can donate to it at this link.

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

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