Updated: Man found dead off Edison Highway


Update: The Kern County Coroner’s Office released the identity of the man found dead off Edison Highway on Valentine’s Day to be Bakersfield resident Michael Lewis Rojas, 27.

A homicide investigation is being led by the Kern County Sheriff’s Office after receiving a report of a man down off of Edison Highway, east of Morning Drive at 7:15 a.m. 

An adult male with obvious traumatic injuries was located by deputies on the side of Edison Highway. KCSO is investigating the death as a homicide. 

According to KCSO it appears that the male sustained the injuries at the scene where the body was found. 

There are no suspects at this time. 

The identity of the man found dead will be released by the Kern County Coroner’s Office at a later time.

Anyone with information is urged to call KCSO at 661-861-3110 or the Secret Witness line at 661-322-4040.

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