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    By Photo courtesy of the Kern County Sheriff's Department

    The Kern County Sheriff's Office is asking the public's assistance in locating Monica Palacioz. Palacioz is wanted for questioning in a homicide investigation. On Nov. 23, the body of 21-year-old Joseph Vargas was located at 1903 Quincy St. #3 in east Bakersfield. Vargas had been shot in the head and his death has been ruled a homicide. Palacioz is a person of interest in the investigation. She is possibly living in Madera. If anyone has information on her whereabouts, they are asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 861-3110, Sgt. James Newell at 868-7972 or Secret Witness at 322-4040. Anonymous text tips can be sent to TIP411 (847411). Just type the keyword "KCSO" prior to the message.

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By BREAKING NEWS BLOG

The Kern County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in locating a woman who is wanted for questioning in a homicide investigation.

Monica Palacioz, 33, is a "person of interest" in the Nov. 23, 2012 homicide that happened at 1903 Quincy St. #3 in east Bakersfield, where Joseph Vargas, 21, was shot in the head, according to the sheriff's news release.

Palacioz is described as Hispanic, 5 feet 3 inches, 190 pounds, with black hair and black eyes. Her last known address was in Madera.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 861-3110, Sgt. James Newell at 868-7972 or Secret Witness at 322-4040.

-- The Californian

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