Found Deceased CA - John Wooner, 57, city manager, Bakersfield, 14 May 2019

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  1. Tripod

    Tripod Well-Known Member

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    Completely agree. I do wonder if nearby airport parking lots have been searched for that vehicle?
     


  2. Suglo

    Suglo Well-Known Member

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    Bakersfield does have an airport but very few flights per day in and out. Most people use either LAX (Los Angeles) or FAT (Fresno) to fly out of the Central Valley. Here’s Bakersfield flights in and out for today. I count 14 flights total.

    Flight Schedule - Meadows Field Airport (BFL) | Kern County Airports
     
  3. rosesfromangels

    rosesfromangels Amateur speculations and opinion only

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    Interesting question. Although I stick to being off road deceased as my #1 speculation, this has merit. He could have left the vehicle in LAX long term parking and boogied.
    If this is the case, it could be it hasn’t been there long enough to be considered abandoned? I think this is worthy of consideration. Good call out!

    Amateur opinion and speculation
     
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  4. wary

    wary Well-Known Member

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    When people and their
    I agree that off-road deceased is my number one speculation—but there was a horrific case of someone who drove his car to an airport parking lot, committed suicide, and was found eight months later.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/nypost...-lot-for-eight-months-and-no-one-noticed/amp/
     
  5. Tripod

    Tripod Well-Known Member

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    I remember that case! It WAS horrific. There've also been a number of cases over the years where others have died in their vehicles ( naturally and suicide) in random parking lots, and not been found right away.
    What prompted me to wonder about that for John W. is that the truck hasn't been found yet. I realize there are also lots of cases where vehicles have gone off the road and not found for a while, but I'd think there would be far less greenery that can hide things in that area. Bump for John!
     
  6. Suglo

    Suglo Well-Known Member

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    There isn’t much greenery as you say but there are a ton of canals where a truck can disappear for a long time before a farmer or his workers notices that something is in a canal close to their fields.
     
  7. Elliot_Alderson

    Elliot_Alderson Well-Known Idiot

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    It's definitely possible. I can't remember the names/location, but I know I have read a story on here about a gentleman who had committed suicide by hanging himself in a dense part of the woods, and due to being up in the canopy he wasn't found for a very significant time. Even though people had been in the area. I'll try to find the link.

    ETA: I'm 99% certain this was the story I'm recalling: https://www.peninsuladailynews.com/...ing-in-2017-identified-as-body-found-in-tree/
     
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  8. Tripod

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    Thanks for that info. Are the canals pretty deep? I imagine the water depth ebbs and flows often, but I honestly haven't a clue.
     
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    It depends on the canal and the time of year but yes they can be deep enough to hide a vehicle. We had a strong winter with a lot of snow melting now so all the canals are running higher than in previous years.
     
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    Even if his car didn’t have fleet tracking, you’d think there would be cell phone info.
     
  12. CluelessWonder

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    It's been more than 24 hours. They still have not released the identity. It appears they got a call from someone. It could be related, but that river is dangerous.
     
  13. Suglo

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    It is located northeast of the city of Bakersfield. 8.3 miles from the Hillcrest cemetery where he was last seen.

    Hart Park, Bakersfield, CA 93308
    Google Maps

    Hillcrest Memorial Park and Mortuary
    9101 Kern Canyon Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93306
    (661) 366-5766
    Google Maps
     
  14. mstrode

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    I agree. It could be anyone. We should hopefully be getting a coroner's release sometime today - by Monday at the latest.
     
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    MCFARLAND, Calif. — The contract for missing McFarland City Manager John Wooner has been terminated, city officials confirm.

    McFarland Mayor Manuel Cantu told 23ABC News that Wooner is no longer employed by the city and is no longer on paid administrative leave. Cantu said the contract was terminated before Friday.

    McFarland terminated John Wooner's contract
     
  16. Dawookie

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    It's a short drive from Bakersfield into the foothills and mountains as well. Plenty of places a vehicle could go over and not been seen for a while as well
     
  17. rosesfromangels

    rosesfromangels Amateur speculations and opinion only

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    Uh.....this is going to get very "complicated" if they have terminated a deceased man. Very complicated.

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  18. OnlyFacts

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    Terminated ? I wonder what's up with that ?
     
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    Who saw him at the cemetery ?
     
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    Ontario International and Bob Hope (Burbank) are nearby and have many flights per day.
     
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