Coroner Identifies Man Found in Kern River

The Kern County Coroner’s Office has identified a man who died in the Kern River.

Omar Martinez, 35, of Los Angeles, was identified as the victim who was seen disappearing in the water on July 25 at approximately 7:30 p.m.

Sheriff’s Search and Rescue teams recovered Martinez’s body on July 26.

The coroner will conduct an autopsy to determine the exact cause and manner of death.

Posted by Jeff Lemucchi