Coroner: Man found dead along rural road had been shot

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) The Kern County coroner's office said Friday that the man found dead a day earlier along a dirt road had been shot multiple times.

An employee of Loop Ranch found the body around 8 a.m. Thursday on the shoulder of a roadway near Highway 58 and Broome Road, west of Tehachapi.

The coroner's office previously identified the body as 21-year-old Ricky Perez of Arvin.

Anyone with information helpful to the investigation is asked to call the sheriff's office at (661) 861-3110.