The Kern County Sheriff's Department is investigating a homicide in southwest Bakersfield, after a woman's body was found inside a burnt-out garage Saturday morning.
Bakersfield Police say the woman's cause of death is suspicious.
The body was found in a home on Kilkenny Court near Acres Road, following a minor house fire, investigators said.
"I looked toward that house and it seemed like the front of the garage was on fire, but then I looked back and the back was on fire too," said Carlos Salazar, neighbor.
"Upon search of the residence, firefighters found a deceased female," said Frank Gonzales, Bakersfield Police Department.
Police say the victim's car is also missing, a 2002 white Dodge Intrepid with a license plate number CU4JVA.
If you have any information, call police at 327-7111.