Homicide Investigation - 1100 blk E 9th St - Image

The Bakersfield Police Department has identified a suspect in the Thursday homicide in the 1100 block of East 9th Street. Jennifer Maldonado, 19, is wanted on suspicion of murder, according to BPD.

Angelina Marie Carmen Betz has been identified as the victim of a fatal stabbing Thursday morning, according to the Kern County Coroner's Office.

Betz died following a car accident while being driven to the hospital. The Bakersfield Police Department said she died as a result of injuries from the stabbing.

Betz was stabbed in the 1100 block of East 9th Street just after 1:45 a.m. Moments later, while being driven to Kern Medical in a private vehicle, a car accident ensued at the intersection of Niles Street and Mount Vernon Avenue.

Betz was pronounced dead at 1:50 a.m., according to the coroner.

BPD said Jennifer Maldonado is a suspect in the stabbing incident and is wanted on suspicion of murder.

Maldonado, 19, is described as having brown hair, brown eyes and weighing 150 pounds, BPD said in a news release.

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The headline is fake. It happened on EAST 9th street.

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