Southwest Bakersfield

Elderly woman found dead in backyard pool

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A woman was found dead Monday in a backyard pool in a southwest Bakersfield neighborhood.

The fire department was called to a home in the 6400 block of Brooklawn Way just before 9:30 p.m. That's off Ashe Road and Club View Drive.

As the fire department was dispatched, it was reported the woman, later identified as 80-year-old Kate Lee Low, was still in the pool.

Police Lt. Scott Tunnicliffe said the reporting party was an elderly man. He called for help when he came home and found her in the pool.

At this time, officers believe her death was an accidental drowning. The coroner's office will officially determine her cause of death.