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.