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Kern County Sheriff's Office - Public Information Officer
Wednesday February 1st, 2017 :: 04:16 p.m. PST


Human Skull Located on Tejon Ranch Property

On January 29th, 2017, hunters located what appeared to be a human skull while hunting in the southeast area of Tejon Ranch, off of Hwy. 138 and 300th Street West.

Deputies from the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Frazier Park Substation responded and determined the skull was human. Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives were notified, and responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.

On January 31st, members of the Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team, including units from the Desert and South Kern Teams, as well as the Sheriff’s Office Air Support Unit and a Bakersfield Police Department K-9 Team, responded to the area to search for additional human remains. After an extensive search, additional items possibly related to the skull were located and seized.

The identity of the decedent is unknown and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Detective Kimmell at 661-391-7598, the Sheriff’s Office at 661-861-3110 or Secret Witness at 661-322-4040.

Kern County Sheriff's Office - Public Information Officer
1350 Norris Rd
Bakersfield, CA 93308

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 661-861-3110

Ray Pruitt
[email protected]

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