The cause of the death of a former Bakersfield oil executive and car racer found dead in his home earlier this week is still unknown.

An autopsy was performed Tuesday but Richie McGowan's cause of death is pending toxicology results, according to a Kern County Sheriff's Department's coroner section news release.

A family member found McGowan, 50, in his Rosedale home Monday morning. Medical aid had pronounced McGowan dead by the time Kern County Sheriff's deputies arrived at the home.

-- The Californian