A 34-year-old woman whose body was found in the Kern River last month drowned and her death is a suicide, according to a coroner's office release.

Rita Bello, of Bakersfield, was reported missing March 6 after going into the river. Her body was recovered April 7, a quarter mile east of China Grade Loop. 

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