Mon. Jul 15th, 2024

The Kern County Coroner in California has released the causes of death of the mother and her 17-month-old daughter who were killed in an apparent murder-suicide last month in south Bakersfield, according to reports.

Mercedes Jimenez was the 17-month-old who was shot at a home on South M Street just south of Ming Avenue on October 16. at about 6:15 p.m. Officials ruled her death as multiple gunshot wounds and the manner of death is homicide.

The same cause and manner of death was attributed for Mercedes mother, 36-year-old April Trujillo Salinas.

It is unknown if 30-year-old Luis Carlos Jimenez is the father of Mercedes. Jimenez died at the scene from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

According to officials, all three died at the scene.

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By Buffy Gunner

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