Sheriff: Man found shot, killed in field north of Wasco

Sheriff: Man found shot, killed in field north of Wasco

WASCO, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — The Kern Sheriff's Office is looking for a shooting suspect after deputies found a man's body in a field north of Wasco early Sunday morning.

The sheriff's office received a call at around 12:20 a.m. about a gunshot victim that was found in a field off of Highway 43 at Whistler Road.

Deputies reported finding Arnoldo Montemayor, 47, of Wasco, dead in the field. Montemayor's work truck had also been reported missing.

Evidence led investigators to believe that Montemayor was the victim of a homicide, officials said.

The sheriff's office found Montemayor's work vehicle on Sherwood Ave. later that morning. Officials said it was abandoned after a traffic accident.

If anybody has information on this case they are asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 661-861-3110 or Secret Witness at 661-322-4040. Anonymous text tips can be sent to TIP411 (847411). Just type the keyword “KCSO” prior to the message.