Coroner: Man found dead in orange grove was shot

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — The Kern County coroner's office on Thursday released the name and cause of death for a man whose body was discovered this week in an orange grove near Breckenridge and Comanche.

Joaquin Molina, 23, died of a gunshot wound, and a homicide investigation is underway, the coroner's office said.

A farmworker found the body Monday.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the sheriff's office at (661) 861-3110 or the Secret Witness hotline at 322-4040. Anonymous text tips can be sent to TIP411 (847411). Type the keyword "KCSO" prior to the message.