UPDATE (8/11): The Kern County Coroner has identified the body as 17-year-old Hunter Phillip Snow. The department said Snow died from multiple gunshot wounds.
(6/29): BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a body that was found in an orchard this morning in south Bakersfield as a homicide.
The department said at 7:06 a.m., deputies were sent to East Curnow Road near Cottonwood Road after receiving reports of a downed person in an orchard. When they arrived, the deputies found the body of a man who had trauma to his upper body and head.
Homicide detectives were called to the scene and have assumed the investigation, according to KCSO.