The Kern County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the discovery of a man’s body along Bena Road on Tuesday afternoon, as a homicide.
The body was reported found on the side of Bena Road, East of Bakersfield just before 1 p.m.
Deputies say the man suffered obvious signs of trauma, but his identity and cause of death have not been released.
California Highway Patrol initially responded to the scene, but the sheriff’s office took over the investigation.
By our count, this is the 108th homicide in Kern County this year.