Who is Resendo Tellez, Man Arrested in Wasco for Removing Human Remains from Train Wreck?

Resendo Tellez has been identified as a man seen in a video taking a severed leg from a train wreck in Wasco, CA.

Following a deadly train collision in Wasco, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man for removing evidence from the scene.

Video circulating on social media appeared to show the incident.

Tellez appeared to carry and eat a body part from someone who was killed by a train in Wasco.

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The Kern County Sheriff’s Office says Resendo Tellez, 27, was arrested near the Amtrak station.

According to KBAK, Tellez was arrested on multiple outstanding warrants and for taking evidence from the scene.

He is charged with removing or mutilating human remains.

The person was hit by the train Friday morning.

Burlington Northern Santa Fe, a railroad company, confirmed the incident via email.

They also say the person was hit in front of the Amtrak platform. The investigation into that incident is pending.

Tellez is scheduled to be in court on Tuesday, 3/26/24.

Wasco (formerly, Dewey and Deweyville) is a city in the San Joaquin Valley, in Kern County, California, United States.

Wasco is located 24 miles (39 km) northwest of Bakersfield, at an elevation of 328 feet (100 m).

The population was 25,545 at the 2010 census, up from 21,263 at the 2000 census.

Wasco is the headquarters of the Tejon Indian Tribe of California, a federally recognized tribe of Kitanemuk, Yokuts, and Chumash indigenous people of California.

The name Dewey was in honor of Admiral George Dewey, a hero of the Spanish–American War.

The Deweyville post office opened in 1899, and changed its name to Wasco in 1907.

The origin of the name Wasco is subject of two different theories: (1) That it was coined from Western American Sugar Company; and (2) that it was named by a resident from Wasco County, Oregon.

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