UPDATE (May 14): The Kern County Coroner’s Office has confirmed that Villarreal was killed from gunshot wounds.
UPDATE (5:19 p.m.): The Kern County Coroner’s Office identified the body found Thursday morning as 15-year-old Angel Manuel Haro Villareal.
Homicide detectives are investigating Villareal’s death.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at 661-861-3110.
DELANO, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a body found in a vineyard this morning as a homicide.
The department said the body of a man was found by farmworkers in a vineyard at Cecil Avenue and Wallace Road near Delano at around 8 a.m. An initial examination of the body found signs of traumatic injuries.