UPDATE (7/23 1:24 p.m.): The coroner’s office on Friday afternoon identified the man as 28-year-old Gardena resident Brock Thomas Boll.
Coroner’s officials said cause and manner of death had not been determined.
UPDATE (7/23): Details including that 90 bullet casings were found around the vehicle are contained in a court filing obtained by 17 News.
The document filed by a sheriff’s investigator says the blue 2013 Volkswagen had multiple bullet holes, and the dead man in the driver seat had a .45-caliber Remington Arms pistol in his right hand. The firearm was registered to the man.
The man had a gunshot wound to his head, the filing says.
The man’s name has not been released, nor has manner of death.
KERN COUNTY, Calif. (KGET) (7/8) — The Kern County Sheriff’s Office said a man was found dead yesterday on Jawbone Canyon Road and Kelso Valley Road, an area about 30 miles north of Mojave and west of Cantil.
The only details released were that deputies responded to a report of a man found unconscious in a vehicle on July 7, at around 12:25 p.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene and detectives assumed the investigation.
Anyone with more information can contact KCSO at (661) 861-3110 or Kern Secret Witness at (661) 322-4040.