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Jakov Dulcich - 2018

Updated: Apr 5, 2023

The Kern County Secret Witness program is offering a reward of up to $10,000 dollars for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of those involved in the murder of Jakov Dulcich.

On April 11, 2018, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation into the murder of 84-year-old Jakov Dulcich. Dulcich had been shot and killed by an occupant of another vehicle near Delano, California. The shooter was identified as 24-year-old Mariano Perez. Perez was ultimately arrested. Perez was tried for murder; however, the jury trial was declared a mistrial after the jury was unable to reach a verdict. It is known that there were other persons involved in the murder of Dulcich and the investigation continues.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at (661) 861-3110 or Kern Secret Witness at (661) 322-4040.

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