UPDATE: Coroner’s office identifies body of man found in Wasco orchard

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UPDATE (April 7): The Kern County Coroner’s Office identified the body of a man who was found dead in an orchard in Wasco last week.

The coroner’s office identified the man as 27-year-old Artemio Saucedo of Wasco.

A release identifying Saucedo said he was shot and died at the scene. Saucedo’s body was found on April 1.

WASCO, Calif. — The Kern County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide in Wasco.

On Thursday afternoon, deputies were sent to an orchard on Western Avenue, north of Poso Avenue. A farm worker reported finding a man’s body on a dirt road in between two orchards. The dead man was found with unspecified trauma to his body.

The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information to contact KCSO at 661-861-3110 or Kern Secret Witness at 661-322-4040.

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