Oildale

Coroner confirms ID of man found in canal

Coroner confirms ID of man found in canal
William Julien is seen in a photo provided by his family. Julien's body was pulled from an Oildale, Calif., canal in December 2013.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Coroner's investigators have positively identified the body pulled from an Oildale canal last month as 54-year-old William Julien.

Julien's adult children told Eyewitness News on Dec. 27 that the body pulled from the canal was his, but coroner's investigators were awaiting more tests before releasing his identity.

While the autopsy was completed New Year's Day, the sheriff's office said more tests are needed to determine how Julien died.

Toxicology tests are expected to take several more weeks.