BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – John Wooner, 57, of Bakersfield has not been seen since Tuesday, May 14, 2019, and authorities believe that his disappearance is suspicious.
Wooner was last seen at the HillCrest Cemetery in the City of Bakersfield. On Sunday, July 28, 2019, the Dodge Durango belonging to Wooner was located submerged in the Kern River. A body was located inside the vehicle but has yet to be identified. The identity will be released pending positive identification by the Kern County Coroner’s Office. The CHP is handling the investigation related to locating the vehicle and will be coordinating with the ongoing missing person investigation.
Anyone with information regarding the missing person case is urged to contact Detective Keith Cason at (661) 326-3868, the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111, or the Secret Witness line at (661) 322-4040. Anyone with information regarding the collision is urged to contact the Bakersfield Area CHP Office at (661) 396-6600.
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