In what the county sheriff's office called a "suspicious death," a 53-year-old Bakersfield man was found dead in the 3900 block of Bianchi Way Friday night.

The man, identified as Terrence Tsitakis, was discovered inside the residence at 9:48 p.m., according to a Kern County Sheriff's Office news release.

An autopsy is to be performed to determine the cause of death.

The sheriff's office asked that anyone with information on the case call the department at 861-3110, or its Secret Witness line: 322-4040. Anonymous tips can be texted to TIP411 (847411); make sure to begin with the letters KCSO.