UPDATE: KCSO identifies man found dead on Weedpatch Highway

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UPDATE (6/29): The Kern County Sheriff’s Office has identified the body that was found yesterday as 28-year-old Lamont resident Jesus Cachu Melgoza.

(6/28): KERN COUNTY, Calif. (KGET) — A homicide investigation is underway after a man was found dead along Weedpatch Highway.

The Kern County’s Sheriff’s Office reports that deputies responded to the 900 block of the highway around 4 a.m. Monday for reports of a victim of a shooting. KCSO says that when they arrived they found a man with trauma to his body and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (661)861-3110 or the Secret Witness line at (661)322-4040.

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