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Human remains were found in a drainage sump on Friday in what is believed to be a homicide case, according to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office.

The department said that at around 6:17 p.m., deputies were sent to a drainage sump near Mahoney and Southgate drives after receiving a report of human remains found there. When deputies arrived, they confirmed that it was human remains.

Homicide detectives have since taken over the investigation. No additional information was provided.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Sheriff's Office at 861-3110.

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