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Cold Cases 1980 - 1989

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HOMICIDE CASE # 1980-18317
VICTIM: Rayner Artiaga
OCCURRED: Thursday, June 26, 1980

On June 26, 1980, at about 11:30 PM, Rayner Artiaga and another male subject drove into a vacant field near 1916 Bingham Street where they began to argue. Witnesses heard two gunshots and the investigation revealed that Artiaga was shot once at close range and once from about 10 to 30 feet.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.

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HOMICIDE CASE # 1981-16620
VICTIM: Oscar Rafael Montoya Sanchez
OCCURRED: Friday, July 3, 1981
On July 3, 1981, the body of Oscar Rafael Montoya Sanchez, 38 years old, was discovered in the 9000 block of Stockdale Hwy. Sanchez was in his vehicle, described as a 1974 2-door Ford LTD, blue in color, when he was shot to death. It is believed Sanchez had stopped at this location which was directly across the street from CSUB. At the time of the murder this area was semi-rural.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.
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HOMICIDE CASE # 1982-5347
VICTIM: 
Ralph Bell
OCCURRED: Saturday, March 6, 1982
On March 6, 1982, at about 8:25 PM, Ralph Bell was cleaning the women's restroom at the Chevron service station when he was assaulted and stabbed several times. The investigation revealed the victim's wallet had been taken during the assault.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.

Mary Lee Howard
HOMICIDE CASE 
VICTIM:
Mary Lee Howard
OCCURRED: Sunday, June 10, 1984
On the morning of June 10, 1984, the body of Mary Lee Howard was located on the floor in her bedroom. She had been shot one time in the back of her head by an unknown suspect.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.
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HOMICIDE CASE
VICTIM: Andrew Aguilar Onsurez

OCCURRED: Wednesday, February 20, 1985
On the morning of February 20, 1985, the body of Andrew Aguilar Onsurez was found wrapped in a blanket in the trunk of his vehicle. He had been stabbed numerous times. His cause of death was ruled a homicide by the Kern County Coroner's Office.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.

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HOMICIDE CASE
VICTIM: Sadegh Beheshti

OCCURRED: Thursday, May 2, 1985
On May 2, 1985, Sadegh Beheshti was working at the Lucky Seven convenience store located at 700 Niles Street. The suspect, described as a Hispanic male, 20's, 5-8 to 6-0, brown hair, thin build, wearing a green fatigue shirt and a read bandanna, entered the business to rob it. During the robbery, the suspect shot Beheshti who later died as a result of his injuries.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.

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HOMICIDE CASE
VICTIM: Thomas Preston Turner

OCCURRED: August 28, 1985
On August 28, 1985, two black male adults in their early 20's entered the FoodTown Market located at 430 Brundage Lane to rob it. Both were armed with handguns. During the robbery, one of the suspects shot the store manager, Thomas Turner, who later died as a result of his injuries.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.

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HOMICIDE CASE # 1987-41802
VICTIM: Raymond Edger James

OCCURRED: Thursday, December 10, 1987
On December 10, 1987, Raymond Edger James, 85 years, was near the trash dumpster at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park-1000 block of So. Owens. James was in the process of moving two (2) repaired bicycles when he was attacked from the rear. James was struck causing minor injuries which he subsequently died from during surgery. James was robbed of his money that was in the wallet left at the scene.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.

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HOMICIDE CASE # 1989-300070
VICTIM: Donna Gilkey

OCCURRED: Monday, August 14, 1989
Donna L. Gilkey, 32 years, was last seen Saturday, August 12, 1989, near the area of V Street just west of Union Avenue. Gilkey's body was discovered on August 14, 1989, in an irrigation ditch at 2100 South Mt. Vernon Avenue.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.