UPDATE 6/23: The victim was identified as 33-year-old Gabriel Barraza Acosta. KCSO said his family was notified but it’s unconfirmed where he was living at the time of his death.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A body was found Sunday near Highway 58 about a mile west of the Sand Canyon exit, sheriff’s officials say.

Deputies were dispatched around 6 a.m. to the body, located in the dirt off the roadway, according to a sheriff’s news release. Homicide detectives are investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at 661-861-3110 or Secret Witness at 661-322-4040.