Published by The Bee News

October 9, 2022

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UPDATE 2:25 PM- We were informed by Bakersfield Police Department that Garrett Cole was arrested this morning.
On Tuesday (10/4), Detectives with the Bakersfield Police Department (CA) contacted the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office advising that they were investigating a homicide that occurred in their jurisdiction in late September of 2022. BPD Detectives had identified multiple suspects in their case and had reason to believe some of the suspects had traveled to Fort Mohave, AZ, after the homicide. Deputies and Detectives with Mohave County Sheriff’s Office assisted by executing a search warrant in the 2200 block of Flathead Road in Fort Mohave on Wednesday (10/5).
BPD Detectives were able to obtain information indicating the victim in the case had been murdered in California, transported to Fort Mohave, AZ, then buried in the desert off Boundary Cone Rd. in Mohave Valley, AZ. BPD Detectives were able to locate the burial site and the homicide victim was exhumed by the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office and turned over to the Mohave County Medical Examiner’s Office on Thursday (10/6).
Multiple suspects in the case are in custody in California, however one is still outstanding. Garrett Sebastian Cole, 31 of Bakersfield, currently has an outstanding warrant for charges of Murder, Kidnapping and Robbery. Cole has family that lives in the area, and he is considered armed and dangerous. Cole is described as 5’8” tall, approximately 215 pounds, with dark hair, hazel eyes, and facial hair with numerous tattoos covering his neck. If anyone sees him, call 9-1-1 immediately. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact our Detective Division at 928-753-0753 and reference DR# 22-038061.
The Bakersfield Police Department has released more detailed information about their homicide investigation.

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