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The Bakersfield Police Department is currently seeking Francisco Najera on a warrant charging him with Murder. Detective Ken Grove reports that he has been identified as a suspect in the 2007 murder of Maria Jauregui. According to witnesses, Maria Jaurequi was last seen alive with Najera in the 500 block of Beverly Street.
Later that night, the Kern County Sheriff’s Department received a report from a male caller who said Najera contacted him and told him that he was near an orchard in Delano and he had harmed Jauregui and he was going to kill himself.
Later a Kern County Sheriff’s Deputy found the victim dead inside her Chevrolet Blazer in an orchard in the 6000 block of Fairfax Road. Najera is from Durango, Mexico but relatives say they found a driver’s license belonging to him from Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico.