Sheriff says part of a leg washed up on shoreline

Human remains were found at Buena Vista Lake Saturday morning.

The Kern County Sheriff reported that deputies from the Taft substation responded to the lake about 9 a.m. and confirmed that part of a human leg had washed up on the shoreline.

Homicide detectives and a coroner investigator were dispatched to the scene to collect the leg and conduct further investigation.

As of Saturday evening, the victim’s gender and identity are unknown. This investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to call the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at 661-861-3110 or the Secret Witness at 661-322-4040.