2 arrested after body found during California traffic stop

January 18, 2018

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say two men pulled over in a routine traffic stop were arrested on suspicion of murder after a dead body was found in the stolen SUV they were driving.

A California Highway Patrol officer stopped the vehicle for speeding near Bakersfield Tuesday.

The officer discovered the SUV had been reported stolen out of Los Angeles County and then found a dead man inside.

KBAK-TV reports a 24-year-old man and a 39-year-old man could face charges including murder, conspiracy and possession of a stolen vehicle.

The dead man was not immediately identified.


Information from: The Bakersfield Californian, http://www.bakersfield.com

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