Earl Wiseman, an 11-year member of IBEW 1245, was found dead in his south Bakersfield home on July 5. Police were investigating the death as a homicide.
Brother Wiseman, 49, was a groundman who’d made a career in the union’s Outside Construction department.
Investigators say the body was found by Wiseman’s grandson in the 600 block of South Real road. Wiseman’s grandson broke a window to get inside, and found his grandfather on the living room floor. Homicide detectives say there were obvious signs of trauma.
Wiseman was unemployed at the time of his death but was a member in good standing with the union. Local 1245 extends its condolences to the family, friends, and co-workers of Brother Earl Wiseman.