Family identifies Bakersfield murder victim as mother of 3; GoFundMe is soliciting donations to help their sons

Posted: Apr 12, 2021 / 6:55 PM PDT
Updated: April 12, 2021 / 7:10 PM PDT

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – A woman found dead in a Bakersfield apartment earlier this month has been identified by the family as a loving, working mother of three sons.

The sister of Jodie Landers Arvizu now asks the community for help, not only with the funeral, but also with the three sons of Arvizu, so that they can avoid unexpected financial burdens after the death of their mother. Donations can be made here.

On GoFundMe, Richardson describes her sister as hardworking and passionate, writing, “Her smiles were unforgettable and the privilege of their friendship was irreplaceable … Jodie was the cherished and loved mother of her three sons, who were undoubtedly her greatest source of pride and true loves Life. “

The GoFundMe has set a goal of $ 20,000 and has raised over $ 3,200 since this report.

Arvizu was also a member of V-Day Bakersfield, the local chapter of the activist movement that works to reduce violence against women and girls. The V-Day Bakersfield website says they raised at least $ 74,000 for nonprofits.

Richardson told News to 17 that the suspect in Arvizu’s murder was Jared Oliver, 46, who was arrested by the Bakersfield Police Department after her body was found in the Saunders Park mansion on Real Road on April 1. He did not plead guilty.

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