Bakersfield police officers located a deceased male at Polo Community Park in northwest Bakersfield early Saturday morning.

It was about 6:30 a.m. when BPD officers were dispatched to the park on Noriega Road. Emergency medical personnel were present at the scene.

The male subject, whose name was being withheld pending release from the Kern County Coroner’s Office, was pronounced dead at the scene. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Bakersfield Police Department at 327-7111.

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"Dead body"? Isn't that redundant? I've never heard of anyone talking about a live body.


He was a 16-17 year old Frontier High student, overdose on alcohol and prescription medication.. leave it be so his family grieve. My son went to school with him.


If reports are correct what KGET has reported this kid did not take prescription medicine. He took a “Block is Zanax laced with fentynol”. That is an illegal street narcotic and deadly which means this batch of drugs could kill many more kids! I feel horrible for this boy’s parents but he obviously had a problem abusing alcohol and drugs. The kid that provided the narcotics should go to jail and hopefully more. These kids need to know and parents conversations need to happen. In our homes, in the classrooms, in the community. Can’t sugar coat this reality

Patricia Edna

If he died on prescription medication that wasn’t prescribed to him, then we owe it to the lives of those who might make the same mistake to not let it be. We have to talk about these unfortunate events as a reminder to youth that there are serious consequences. Ignoring the harsh realities helps nobody. I’m truly sorry for the family, especially now that his name has been released, but I would hope they’d want his death to help prevent even one more like it

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