City of McFarland terminates city manager after suspicious disappearance

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The City of McFarland says it has terminated missing city manager John Wooner’s contract for being absent without leave.

In a release, the city said it terminated Wooner’s contract for cause.

Wooner was placed on administrative leave for 30 days after he was reported missing in May. The city said Wooner’s administrative leave period ended on June 13.

In June, the City of McFarland appointed John Tooley as interim city manager.

The Bakersfield Police Department said it is investigating Wooner’s disappearance as suspicious.

Wooner is 57 years old and is described as being 6 feet tall, weighs 300 pounds, has black hair, brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a white dress shirt and khaki pants.

Wooner was last seen driving a silver Dodge Durango with California license plate #1390353.

Anyone with information on Wooner’s disappearance is asked to call Bakersfield police 327-7111.

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